Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Longevity

Aging is a fact of life. It’s inevitable. No more avoidable than finding a wet towel on the bathroom floor after your husband’s shower or running into someone you haven’t seen in 15 years when you’re rocking a struggle bun in your pajamas. But unavoidable doesn’t mean unalterable. Aging science clearly shows that, though you can’t change if you age, you can change how you age. Your health and longevity depend on a whole host of lifestyle and environmental factors that you are in control of. Browse our longevity series to learn more about the aging factors that you can control and the biology that makes them effective.

Eye Problems in Aging Adults: Common Age-Related Eye Diseases

Eye Problems in Aging Adults
Eye problems in aging adults are probably the most common declines in function you see with aging. These declines in function can lead to vision impairment or significantly altered eyesight - neither of which are desirable in any way, shape, or form.  And while you can certainly see some improvements with the introduction of glasses, there...

Aging Heart: What Happens to Your Heart When You Get Older?

aging heart
When you think about aging, do you think about your aging heart as well?   We all know the years are creeping (or flying) by.  We all hope we’ll be able to resist the effects of age. We want to make sure our minds and bodies stay strong despite the passing of time.   Today, I'd like...

How Does Aging Affect Your Brain? Read this to Protect Your Brain

How Aging Affect Your Brain
How does aging affect your brain?  I suspect you already know the answer to this! One day you think you are so smart, capable, rational, and full of the same magnificent power that invented pizza.  The next, you need to turn your house upside down looking for the spectacles you were already wearing the whole...

Things You Didn’t Know About Your Aging Muscular System

Things You Didn't Know About Your Aging Muscular System
When most of us think about getting older, we think of declines in mental acuity and cognitive function, an increase in general aches and pains, and an increased risk of disease and illness - but we rarely think about our aging muscular system. This is actually a little odd because your skeletal muscle tissue is...

Aging Skin Problems: Here’s What You Need to Know NOW

Aging Skin Problems
You probably think that aging skin problems only include those unwanted wrinkles and discolorations.  But skin deterioration is more than just a cosmetic issue. Many don’t realize it, but pound for pound the skin is actually the body’s largest organ. The skin of an average adult covers a total surface area of about 20 square...

Slow Aging: Are Healthy Proteins the Key to Longevity?

Slow Aging: Are Healthy Proteins the Key to Longevity?
The unpleasant consequences of aging have inspired a host of research, much of which has looked into the mechanisms behind aging, though some has ventured into potential ways to physically slow aging as well. Is it Really Possible to Slow Aging? Aging is both an unfortunate and inevitable aspect of life.  While it’s a far cry...

Natural Anti-Aging Secrets: DNA and Its Role in How Quickly You Age

Natural Anti-Aging Secrets
We're all on the hunt for anti-aging secrets. One of the most basic (and effective) of them all might be right under your nose -- in each and every one of your cells! Here, Aurora, our resident medical herbalist, breaks down how the health of your DNA affects how...

Tools for Life-Long Wellness: Understanding Why and How You Age

Tools for Life-Long Wellness
The most effective tool for life-long wellness is understanding why and how your body ages. Here Miranda, one of our resident nutrition and physiologist, breaks down the latest research in aging science. Last Updated: August 1, 2019 Do you remember the first time you...

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