Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Aging & Health

It’s no secret that aging comes with a whole host of changes to your health. But have you ever wondered why? What actually happens in your body when you age? How do the changes that come with aging lead to the specific health consequences you see as you get older? Why are you developing different health conditions than your friends and family as you age? Aging science is actually making huge progress in finding answers to these questions. And they are far more fascination than you might think. Browse our Aging & Health series to learn more about the biology of of aging and how, exactly, it affects your health.

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

Natural Anti-Aging Secrets
What’s The Connection Between DNA And Aging? One of the most important functions of cells is to copy themselves and die, leaving space for younger, newer cells to take over.  To copy themselves, they use a substance called DNA, technically deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA is a long strand of genetic material that holds information in a...

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...

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...

What Happens in Old Age: How Do Your Hormones Change as You Age?

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 “Noooo!”, followed closely by, “How do...

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....

3 Key Genes Affect How You Age: The Factors You Can’t Control

Genes Affect How You Age
Like most things in life, aging isn’t strictly the result of one single thing, but rather the accumulated effect of many different factors, including some genetic ones – with that in mind, it is important to establish how your genes affect how you age. Aging is defined as the as the accumulation of damage in...

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 is without a doubt one of...

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 and work really hard to make sure our minds and bodies stay strong despite the passing of time....

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