Posted Tue, 04/26/2011 - 2:32pm by Camilla Cheung
As we age, many of us experience muscle loss and a decrease in strength, especially if we lead a sedentary lifestyle. But researchers at the University of Michigan Health System say that your golden years can be a great opportunity to increase your strength with resistance training.
Posted Thu, 03/17/2011 - 1:42pm by Fred Lee
Besides adding a little spice to their lives, social activities with family and friends helps seniors to avoid physical injury and emotional difficulties.
Posted Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:27pm by Fred Lee
Loss of hearing may seem to be a natural part of aging, but experts are beginning to think it may be linked to the development of dementia.
Posted Wed, 02/09/2011 - 1:27pm by Denise Reynolds
While DNA does have some influence over longevity, scientists say that how you live your life — including such factors as diet, exercise, and disease management — has a greater impact on your lifespan than hereditary factors.
Posted Wed, 02/09/2011 - 1:27pm by Fred Lee
In addition to making a person look and feel better, exercise is believed to reduce a person's risk for cancer and dementia.
Posted Wed, 11/24/2010 - 10:00am by Fred Lee
New research has found that a compound in licorice root may have a protective effect on the cells in the brain.
Posted Sat, 11/13/2010 - 10:36am by Fred Lee
Speaking two languages may have the added health benefit of delaying symptoms of dementia as we age.
Posted Thu, 11/11/2010 - 10:36am by Fred Lee
Consumption of beet juice has been shown to increase the flow of blood to regions of the brain affected by dementia.
Posted Wed, 11/10/2010 - 10:00am by Fred Lee
Meditation has been found to increase a person's peace of mind and have physiological benefits at the cellular level.
Posted Wed, 09/22/2010 - 10:00am by Fred Lee
Even moderate amounts of regular exercise can have a positive effect on neural circuitry and cognitive abilities in seniors.