Health & Wellness

Researchers Find That Working Out More Is Better for the Body Than Working Out Less
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Older adults can experience sharp declines in balance, strength, and general well-being. Between the ages of 30 and 70, adults experience a decrease in maximal…

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How Do Different Types of Leisure Affect Depressive Symptoms?
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness, Physical activity, Social Relationships and Health

Participation in leisure activities has been shown to benefit the mental health of older adults, but it has not always been clear what mental health…

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The More You Know: A PSA on How to Be a Wiser Consumer of Scientific Research
, Cognitive Health, General Aging Research, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness, Jordan Stein, Older Adult Consumers

A recent study in Neurobiology of Aging attempted to further scientific understanding of how the aging process impacts the human capacity to empathize. While the…

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How-Tos for Savoring the Joys in Life
, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness, Jennifer Smith, Resilience

How do you respond during positive experiences in your life? Sometimes, in the midst of a happy moment, we are already focused on the next…

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Does Having a Sense of Purpose Affect Longevity?
, Health & Wellness, Resilience

Previous studies have led researchers to consider having a purpose in life as an indicator of healthy aging. One reason for this was the association…

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What “Healthy Aging” & “Dying Slowly” Have in Common
, Health & Wellness

As my late grandmother used to say, “One day you’ll look at yourself in the mirror and say, ‘when the hell did this happen?’” “This,”…

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Fruits or Vegetables: Which Are Healthier?
, Diet & Nutrition, Health & Wellness

A recent study conducted in the United Kingdom looked at the impact that fruit and vegetable consumption has on overall risk of death, as well…

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Why Are Older Adults So Happy?
, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness, Jordan Stein, Resilience

Their bodies and minds are slowly deteriorating, yet research consistently finds that older adults say they’re happier on average than people half their age. So,…

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Auditory Deprivation: The Importance of Treating Hearing Loss Early
, Adrienne Tarnoff and Noreen Gibbens, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness

A common complaint from people who have gone too long without treating their hearing loss is “I can’t hear with my hearing aids.” What they…

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Older Adults & Substance Abuse
, Health & Wellness

A recent review in Current Opinion in Psychiatry addressed the unique problems posed by substance abuse among older adults. In addition to describing the prevalence…

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Age Determines Optimal Protein Consumption
, Diet & Nutrition, Health & Wellness

Researchers recently discovered that the health impacts of eating protein change as we age. Their study looked at the impact of protein consumption on overall…

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What You Can Do to Prevent Slips, Trips & Falls
, Falls Reduction, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness

With a third of people age 65 and better reporting a fall each year and two-thirds of that number falling again within six months, falling…

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