Everyone is aware of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but did you know that Grandparents have their own day as well? Yep, it’s true – since 1978, September 8th has been officially been designated as “Grandparent’s day.” There is certainly ...Read More »
Category Archives: Aging
A Close-Up Look at Meniscus Tears
Chances are that you’ve heard about a professional athlete suffering a meniscus tear. Such injuries aren’t limited to professional athletes; in fact, they are one of the most common cartilage-related issues to afflict the knees. The Role of the Meniscus ...Read More »
Ten Common Health Problems Over Fifty
No one looks forward to getting older; not only does the body’s physical abilities start to erode, but certain health issues become increasingly likely. Listed below are ten health- related issues that frequently appear in those over fifty. Hypertension/High Blood ...Read More »
Why it’s Not Impossible to Lose Weight after Fifty
Many adults find it highly difficult to lose weight once they enter middle age. This observation is actually backed up by scientific evidence – both men and women burn off significantly fewer calories in their fifties than in their younger ...Read More »
How Older Drivers Can Drive Safe
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your risk of being involved in a fatal automotive crash starts to increase after age 70. The reasons behind this pattern often involve deteriorating vision, coordination and reaction time. Despite these ...Read More »
Keeping the Brain Young… with Exercise?
Generally speaking, people start to exercise for two reasons – to build up muscle mass, or to shed unwanted pounds. According to a 2016 study, physical activity might also prove useful for the minds of older adults. This research comes ...Read More »
A Surprise Benefit of Having Kids – Slower Aging?
At first glance, it might seem as if having multiple children could be quite taxing to the body’s health. Children require endless hours of care and supervision, particularly when they are young. But suppose that women with multiple offspring actually ...Read More »
Stemming the Tide of Aging
Aging just doesn’t effect visible parts of the body – our cells also take a beating from Father Time. This fact is especially true of stem cells found within muscles. But suppose that it was possible to take years of ...Read More »
Why Do We Get Old? Blame Your Genes
Like death and taxes, aging is an unavoidable fact of life. Regardless of how well you take care of yourself, time will eventually take its toll on the body’s health. In early 2016, a team of researchers from the University ...Read More »
Oxytocin: Could the ‘Bonding Hormone’ Help Fight Aging?
While nearly everybody has at least heard the word “hormones,” many people are probably unaware of what they are, or what roles they play in maintaining our daily health and well-being. In short, hormones are chemical substances that influence and ...Read More »