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It's never too late to start exercising - Harvard

Exercise can ward off chronic disease and help you maintain your independence and mobility. But the older we get in the United States, the less active we are, according to a study published Sept. 429 more words


80 year-old male model

As a retired gerontological nurse practitioner and a woman dealing with my own aging, I am always happy to read about successful aging. This one comes all the way from China. 1,129 more words

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80-year old reshaping views of aging in China

In this blog devoted to living a long healthy life with a fully functional brain at the end, I just had to share this news item on “China’s hottest grandpa.” 189 more words


High Blood Pressure May Impair Cognitive Function and Pose Risk for Alzheimer’s

My family history of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia popped this news item up onto my radar screen.

Before considering problems with high blood pressure, let’s understand what it is. 534 more words


Vitamin D engages longevity gene to increase lifespan - Study

I  have written about the benefits of Vitamin D a number of times. You can check some of the links at the end of this post to read further. 1,269 more words


Increasing Muscle Strength Can Improve Brain Function

Increased muscle strength leads to improved brain function in adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), new results from a recent trial led by the University of Sydney has revealed. 640 more words


Fitness: Boomers — set your sights on successful aging

As baby boomers move into their 60s and 70s, they’re slowly facing the realities of aging. While the previous generation was counselled to slow down once grey hair and wrinkles took hold, the advice for this group will be different because new evidence suggests slowing down actually speeds up the aging process. 774 more words