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Exercise and Aging

The Best Medicine For Aging Brains

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2015 | Fifty

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) - Exercising the body and mind may be the best way to keep an older brain sharp, suggests a new study...

If You Are An Older Adult Who Wants To Stay Youthful, Do This Exercise

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.20.2014 | Fifty

Consistently running for exercise seems to slow down the aging process and allows older people to move more easily, according to a new small-scale stu...

Exercising May Bolster Your Brain Wires In Old Age

LiveScience | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 09.22.2014 | Fifty

People who stay physically active into old age may be improving their brain health by preventing a decline in the brain's white matter, a new study su...

Losing Weight At Any Age Reaps Long-Term Health Benefits

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty

It's no myth that weight loss gets tougher as you get older. As you age, your metabolism slows down due to a variety of factors. But new research sugg...

Study Finds Exercise Actually Reverses Skin's Aging Process

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.18.2014 | Fifty

Almost everyone obsesses about wrinkles, but what can you do short of staying out of the sun or pumping your face full of chemicals? The answer may be...

Yet Another Reason Aerobic Exercise Is So Important As You Age

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty

While we've known for some time about the many long-term benefits of exercise, from increased strength to a revved up metabolism, new research shows a...

Strength Training For 'Aging' Adults | Desirea D. Caucci | Posted 09.26.2013 | Fifty

News flash: we are all aging! By the time we reach our thirties, we all begin to lose peak strength by approximately 10 percent per decade, increasing...

A Recipe For Life: 4 Ways To Change Your DNA

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Reasonable lifestyle changes make a huge difference in living longer, healthier lives, and are simpler than you think. Like I tell my clients, it's the small changes that add up to a winning recipe.

Three Easy Stretches For A Healthy Spine

David Magone | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Magone

If you find that your spine isn't feeling as bendy as it used to, then practicing these three simple stretches on a daily basis may help you prevent additional range of motion loss and in some cases, even restore lost mobility.

Age Is No Excuse, But Soccer Camp Is No Picnic

Richard Gaudreau | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard Gaudreau

One summer I made the mistake of mentioning to my wife that I wished I could go to an adult soccer camp. The next thing I knew, she'd found a goalie camp on the internet in Maine. As a lark, I sent in my application, getting back a congratulatory "You have been accepted!"

When Are You Too Old To Exercise?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.13.2011 | Home
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Who wants to relinquish one's independence because of difficulty climbing stairs, getting out of a chair or being unable to put on a coat?

Exercise Boosts Brain Power, Reverses Aging, Improves Genes

Newsweek | Dean Ornish, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You don't need to read this column to know that exercise is good for you. You probably already know that regular, moderate exercise is one of the best...