Thursday, March 21, 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.

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...

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...

Natural Anti-Aging Secrets: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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