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Weight lifting in old age does more than just keep your muscles strong

Weight lifting in old age does more than just keep your muscles strong

New research on weightlifting has revealed two ideas: that the practice is able to strengthen the connections between nerves and muscles, and that this strengthening can still occur in the last years of our lives. We actually start losing muscle mass before the age of 40, in part because of a reduction in muscle fibers …

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Health technology allows millions of people to “age in place”

Health technology allows millions of people to “age in place”

“Aging in place” refers to people aging in their own homes rather than moving to nursing homes or other types of care facilities. It’s certainly not new, conceptually – for centuries many cultures around the world have celebrated the retirement of the elderly and happily embrace the practice of elder care. What is relatively new, …

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The mental health benefits of golf as you age

The mental health benefits of golf as you age

According to a study in the Golf Science Journal, playing golf is associated with improved physical health and mental well-being, and potentially helps increase life expectancy. Check out the various science-based mental benefits of playing golf below. Relief of anxiety and depression Exercise is a proven way to find relief from certain mental and emotional …

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Confirmed!  Study names the only nut that could keep you healthier as you age

Confirmed! Study names the only nut that could keep you healthier as you age

People who ate three-quarters of an ounce of nuts in a day over the age of 30 were considered younger and ate healthier diets, exercised and were less likely to succumb to heart disease. Photo: iStock New Delhi: Talk about healthy fats and one of the richest sources of it is nuts. An expensive and …

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Want to age well?  Add a scoop of this to your daily diet |  Livestrong.com

Want to age well? Add a scoop of this to your daily diet | Livestrong.com

Flaxseeds are rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein, all of which have benefits for seniors. Image Credit: Veena Nair/Moment/GettyImages In this article Getting older is a privilege, but how you treat your body throughout your life can influence how you feel in your golden years. Living a healthy lifestyle plays a big role …

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Fear of Public Places in the Age of COVID: Is It Agoraphobia or Something Else?

Fear of Public Places in the Age of COVID: Is It Agoraphobia or Something Else?

Few places are more evocative of early pandemic anxiety than the grocery store. In that first year before the vaccines, when we had far less information about the spread of the coronavirus, a jolt of panic squeezed my chest if anyone got too close to me at Trader Joe’s. I walked down the aisles, squinting, …

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Adults show poorer cognition and better well-being with age – Neuroscience News

Summary: Significantly more severe symptoms of depression, anxiety and loneliness were seen in younger people, while older people showed greater mental well-being. However, when it comes to cognition, task performance was worse in older people. Source: UCSD Young and old could learn a thing or two from each other, at least when it comes to …

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