Doctors and lots of people on treadmills in health clubs believe better “cardio” leads to a longer life. People run, swim, row, climb and engage in all sorts of cardiorespiratory fitness activities in order to keep the Grim Reaper away a little longer. The big question is “does it work?”
Golf is a sport which seemingly can be played by any relatively healthy person. Is it possible it might also be the way for older people to maintain good health – or even improve it late in life?
Science has discovered how to expand your lifespan by 500%. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news? Right now, it’s only cause for celebration for C. elegans, a small nematode worm. Of course, when you consider that C. elegans has an average lifespan of three to four weeks, those little nematodes really should be celebrating!… Continue reading Science Finds Pathways That Extend Life By Five Hundred Percent
One full week into changing my habit base, there haven’t been any miraculous changes. My weight hasn’t changed. I haven’t magically sprouted new muscles (I don’t think.) No new personal records or amazing changes in how I feel, how my brain works or anything else to report. But this change is about long-term, sustainable habits… Continue reading Longevity, Health, Happiness and Consistency
A high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and lose “bad” fat, according to results from a new randomized controlled trial led by Wake Forest University researcher Kristen Beavers. Four research papers based on the study results have been accepted for publication in peer-reviewed… Continue reading Older People Lose Weight Safely With More Protein, Fewer Calories: Study
The elderly suffer more serious complications from infections and benefit less from vaccination than the general population. Scientists have long known that a weakened immune system is to blame but the exact mechanisms behind this lagging immunity have remained largely unknown. Now research led by investigators at Harvard Medical School suggests that weakened metabolism of… Continue reading Weakened T-cells Linked to Age-related Immunity Loss: Study