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Cultivate a Network of Social Support

Exercise is widely cited as the biggest thing you can do to improve your health – but is it? Some respected scientists don’t think so. Award-winning author Sherwin Nuland in his book The Art of Aging quotes Dr. Leo Cooney of the Yale School of Medicine as follows: But exercise is not the Holy Grail.…

Live Longer, Live Better

Will greater longevity lead to lower quality of life due to chronic diseases, frailty, and disability? James Fries, a researcher at Stanford University, thought that seniors with healthier lifestyles would live longer yet have less cumulative disability than those with less healthy lifestyles. Beginning in 1984, Fries and his colleagues studied 523 men and women…