Tag Archives: aging

Successful Aging

What is successful aging? What can you do to achieve it? Drs. John Rowe and Robert Kahn defined successful aging as the ability to maintain 1) low risk of disease and disease-related disability, 2) high mental and physical function, and 3) active engagement with life. Martha Crowther and colleagues proposed expanding the term to include…
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Successful Aging According to Seniors

Two groups of Israeli seniors weigh in on successful aging Keep Moving, Eat Better, Cultivate Social Connections, Develop a Positive Mental Attitude, Live with Purpose Most studies of healthy aging focus on risk factors or steps that elders can take to increase their Quality of Lifespan. Two recent studies took a different approach, both seeking…
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Turn Back the Clock

Healthy choices lower your risk of cardiovascular disease Baby boomers aren’t making enough healthy choices It makes sense that people who adopt healthy lifestyle habits earlier in life would improve their health and well-being. But do people who adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors later in life benefit as well? Researchers from the University of South Carolina…
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Reduce Your Biological Age

Ares you older biologically that chronologically? You can grow younger biologically Biological and chronological aging do not necessarily proceed at the same rate, especially during old age. Terms such as successful aging, positive aging, and frailty qualitatively attempt to capture biological aging. Frailty can quantitatively express the loss of function with age. Researchers at Tulane…
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