Category 'Healthy Living'

Older Women Carrying Extra Weight Risk Health Issues

Some older women joke about being “fluffy” or growing “love handles,” but carrying additional pounds as you age can cause a weighty list of health complications.

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Could Eye Changes Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

All eyes are on a study presented at the Neuroscience 2013 conference that notes how the thickness of certain retinal cells in the eye may help indicate the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease, the progressive brain disease that affects thinking, memory and behavior.

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Loneliness Can Cause Early Death

New research by the University of Chicago reveals that loneliness adversely affects the emotional and physical health of seniors – including increasing the chance of premature death by 14 percent.

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University-Based Retirement Communities Offer an Alternative to Traditional Retirement

A growing number of American seniors are opting out of traditional retirement communities, lush with golf courses and nearby shopping, for university-based retirement communities.

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Boosting Memory Power With Age

Exercising the brain throughout one's life is scientifically proving to preserve memory into older age.

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Baby Boomers’ Health Worsens

If you’re a U.S. baby boomer, the odds are in your favor for longevity, but against you on good health.

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Volunteering Lowers Blood Pressure

Besides the enjoyment of getting out and helping others, research shows that volunteerism can reduce the risk for hypertension, or high blood pressure, by up to 40 percent.

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Seniors Can Visit National Parks on the Cheap

For just $10, seniors can purchase a lifetime access pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites, national parks and national wildlife refuges.

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Take a Trip! You’ll Live Longer

Vacations are not only relaxing and exciting, they are actually proven to boost your health and lengthen your life.

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Exercise Your Brain After Retirement

We’ve long heard that physical fitness contributes to improved overall health, but scientists are now proving that your brain needs its own fitness program, especially if you are retired or over 65.

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