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AGING AND HEALTH
Don't Act Your Age
Judi Sheppard Missett
Founder and CEO of Jazzercise
Age is just a number. It's how many candles are on a cake. It's not you. It's not what defines you. How we treat the passage of years is up to us. I've learned to appreciate my decades and the experiences they've given me. I've decided to focus on growing rather than aging. Who's with me?
Dare to Be 100: How vs. Why
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University
The Best News For Baby Boomers In A Long Time
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD
Medical Director, New York State Office of Mental Health
While we gray hairs may not be able to do a Rubik's cube as fast as millennials, we have -- by dint of need -- compensated by using both the left and right brains in unison.
Too Soon Old and Too Late Smart
Sue Curry, PhD
Dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health and Di...
We have the opportunity and the time to change the culture of health care and the expectations of patients and providers. We have so many effective prevention interventions that address the major causes of chronic disease and early disability and death.
Seeking Longevity? Eat Real Food
Registered dietitian; Strategic Director of Dietitians For Pro...
While these healthful groups of people may appear to have widely different diets, there is one common thread: Their intake of processed foods, added sugars, trans fats, and artificial ingredients is minimal, if at all existent.
Why Turning 60 Is Looking So Sweet
Marketing Communications Consultant/Writer
This August I turn 60 and it's looking sweet. One of my friends, who just entered their sixth decade, tells me it's the first time she's struggling with age; but not me. Ironically the last birthday I fully embraced was 21.
74th Birthday, 54 Miles
David Katz, M.D.
Founder, True Health Initiative
A 54-mile bike ride to celebrate a 74th birthday is, indeed, very cool -- for many reasons. My father's lifelong devotion to physical activity is partly responsible for my own.
Are You A Weekend Warrior?
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum
Before you tie up your sneakers, we need to have a little talk about this, because while exercise is crucial for good heart health and having active fun outdoors is certainly a good idea theoretically, it is fundamentally not in your best interest to go from zero to hero.
Surprising Secrets for a Long Life Revealed
Psychologist; College Professor; Journalist
Ask those who have achieved a ripe old age how they account for their longevity and you get amusing if not instructive answers.
Memory, Aging, and Distraction
Art Markman, Ph.D.
Executive Editor, Cognitive Science; Psychology and Marketing ...
This research replicates previous work showing that older adults remember less and are more distractible than younger adults. However, this work also suggests that there is a silver lining to this combination.
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Teenage Dreams and Mid-life Memories: How Your Brain Gets Smarter With Age
Founder, The Connectome
you don't need any "miracle" supplements or expensive brain-training games to keep your mind sharp. All it takes is a set of healthy habits.
5 Tips for Choosing Your Health Span (Yes, You Can!)
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.
Mg. Editor, YogaUOnline.com
While most people are rarely confined to the complete inactivity of bed rest, we are all affected -- incrementally -- by lower levels of physical activity. Ultimately, this has significant implications for how we think about what it means to grow old, and indeed, what "normal" aging really is.
Wellness Is Easier Than You Think
Founder, Maximum Life Foundation
If you plan on maximizing your chances for super longevity and dramatic youthfulness, you'll need to put in a little effort... but not as much as you may think.
Everest A Surprising Lab For Studying Effects Of Aging
Health and Work in the Age of Aging
CEO, Global Coalition on Aging
As life-spans routinely stretch into the 80s and 90s and as birth rates continue to drop to unprecedented lows, the importance of maintaining health as we age becomes even more crucial.
A Bold New Attack on the Alzheimer's Scourge
CEO, Global Coalition on Aging
What if a preeminent global health authority declared there's a public health "time bomb" among us? What if he were the person most responsible for leading the coalition that turned HIV/AIDS from a certain death sentence into a manageable illness?
Growing Bolder: How Old Are You?
CEO of Growing Bolder
When someone says, "But I don't feel 50," it implies that 50 is supposed to feel bad. We believe that because we've been programmed to believe it for decades. We have the power to redefine what it means to grow old.
Preparing For America's Alzheimer Epidemic
Dr. Caroline Cicero
Gerontologist, Follow Me on Twitter @CarolineCicero and @Visua...
For people over 40, the fear of losing one's mind could be greater than the fear of death itself.
Pushed Out of the Age Closet
Randy Susan Meyers
Author, "The Widow of Wall Street" "Accidents of Marriage', 'T...
Life is good. I am happy. If you want to know my age, that's fine. The age closet was getting pretty uncomfortable.
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