Monday, June 24, 2019

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.

Meditation and Longevity: Key to Living Longer?

Meditation and Longevity
Meditation and longevity feel like natural companions, don’t they?   I strongly suspect this feeling might have something to do with the images of smiling, wrinkly little monks in bright robes you see meditating in documentaries about Tibet.  Their faces exude such a healthy, peaceful vibe that you can’t...

Effects of Aging on Bones: Bone Problems in the Elderly

Effects of Aging on Bones
If I had to guess, I’d bet you think that there are no effects of aging on bones.  And I blame museums! Everywhere you look in a museum: bones.  Bones of dead animals.  And of extinct animals.  Bones that, after millions of years, still look like bones. It gives you this feeling that bones can’t change....

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

Tools for Life-Long Wellness
Do you remember the first time you woke up on a wet, cold, rainy day and your joints ached? What about the first time your knees talked to you climbing the stairs?   Was your reaction the same as mine?  A horrified whisper of so...

15 Natural Therapies to Balance Your Hormones as You Age

15 Natural Therapies to Balance Your Hormones as You Age
Have you been wondering if you should start doing something to balance your hormones as you age? To be honest, I haven't.  I still have years ahead before I should start, hopefully.  But, when I remember some of my bouts of PMS, crying and laughing and yelling at the same time, it makes me...

Your Hormones Change as You Age. Here’s What Happens.

How Do Your Hormones Change as You Age?
Have you ever wondered how you could be affected by how your hormones change as you age?  Chances are, if you’re young and fit, the thought hasn’t crossed your mind.  Yet! But if you’ve started to notice changes to your physique, your first thought was probably something like...

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...

Impacts of Aging on the Liver: 2 Things You Must Know Right Now

Impacts of Aging on the Liver
When it comes to getting older, you probably think about the more obvious changes that happen in your body, such as those that occur in your eyes, muscular system, and ears – but, interestingly, there are huge impacts of aging on the liver as well! Given that your liver...

Effects of Aging on the Immune System: How Aging Cripples Your Body

Effects of Aging on the Immune System
Each of us is born with an intricate defense system that works to protect our bodies against illness and disease. You probably already know what this is, but I’ll tell you anyways.  It’s your immune system. It’s made up of a network of cells and organs that work together to detect potential threats within your body...

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