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.

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
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...

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