The social interaction involved in partner and team sports may compound the plentiful benefits of physical activity, adding more years to your life than solo exercise, according to a study published recently in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Which activities that are partner or...
There are many studies that point to the positive effects of exercise among older adults. These results add to a growing body of evidence that suggests physical activity can lower the risk of heart disease. The key point this research makes is that you can turn back the clock of...
As we age, many of us stop doing things we did when we were younger, like lifting weights. It is an activity we can begin again or start anew. The article points out that research shows strength training may decrease cardiovascular risk and premature death for older adults. Read more...
A British charity called Age UK created an index of well being based on survey data from 15,000 residents over age 60. Researchers found that 40 social and economic indicators are the most useful for estimating a person’s overall quality of life. Not surprising, the results found that financial well-being,...
This article provides a short description of the types of meditation as well as the many different health benefits supported by research.  This appears to be another great way to preserve and improve health as we age. Read more...
Research has shown that making these five simple changes can extend your life expectancy.  If you are working with a financial advisor or are running the numbers yourself for how much you need to save and how long the money will last, make sure to factor in your healthy...
As we begin to age, many of us tend to look for ways to slow the process down.  The article provides a variety of ways that doctors from a number of fields use to keep feeling and looking younger. Read more...
I like to highlight these stories every so often for a couple of reasons, 1) they are inspirational no matter what your age is, 2) they prove that it is never too late to start something, and 3) it removes our excuses why we can't do something. The key message...
What strategies can we use to stay healthy, active, connected and relevant in retirement? The article looks at some of the steps we can take prior to retirement as well as some of the changes people can make who are already well into retirement to help us age successfully....
A 53 yer-old speedskater Theron Sands came close to making his olympic dream come true.  The story behind how he made it that far is truly inspirational for anyone shooting for their olympic dream or any other big dream they may have- particulalry one you begin training for in...
Three new studies all conclude that adults in midlife or older can sustain an exercise routine and gain a range of health benefits.  Many of us will live into our 80s and 90s.  Why not live more healthy and active so you are able to enjoy this time to...