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a woman stretches using a large stability ball
By Craig Cox
A recent study explores the reciprocal relationship between exercise and purpose.
a woman with gray hair holds warrior 2 in her living room
By Michael Dregni
The keys to working out as we get older? Build slowly, allow enough time for recovery, and be kind to yourself.
a man with a gray beard and hair paints a refinished dresser
By Craig Cox
Recent research suggests older folks can be quick to assist others while neglecting their own well-being. The solution may involve learning the difference between being nice and being kind.
a man sits by a mountain lake meditating
By Michael Dregni
Here are six ways to get over the mental barriers to working out.
a senior couple rides their park along on park trail
By Michael Dregni
One of our greatest misconceptions is that we reach peak fitness when we're young, and then it’s all downhill. Here are fitness tips for life — no matter your age.
a senior citizens reads a book
By Michael Dregni
Many scientists and Alzheimer's researchers are not so sure.
a senior aged couple shops for produce at a farmers market
By Craig Cox
As we age, our microbiomes change — and that might be a good thing. Here's why.
a woman wears glasses while looking at a computer
By Michael Dregni
Proper nutrition and hydration are just two ways to support eye health.
a man walks up a set of stone stairs with a cane
By Craig Cox
Millions of elderly Americans land in the hospital each year after taking a tumble. So why are doctors continuing to prescribe drugs that increase that risk?
Two adults playing pickleball.
By Emily Ewen
The benefits of playing sports are as true for adults as for kids. Explore the perks, and get tips for finding the game that’s right for you.
A calculator is shown on top of a social-security card and paperwork.
By Craig Cox
Social Security beneficiaries will be getting a hefty cost-of-living raise next year, which may temporarily ease their anxiety over a new report warning of the program’s fast-approaching insolvency.
A 100-dollar bill covered in pills
By Craig Cox
With the White House pushing Congress to allow the government to negotiate drug pricing, Big Pharma wonders, Where’s the love?
A person works at an office.
By Craig Cox
Recent research suggests that postponing my retirement might be good for my aging brain.
A woman using both of her hands to massage her jaw line.
By Julie Dulude
Experts weigh in on this anti-aging trend — and offer a few exercises you can try at home.
A kid holds an iPad.
By Craig Cox
A fraught battle with our 4-year-old grandson over screen time has forced Grandma and Grandpa to admit that his customary weekly visits may now hold less allure for him — and us — than they once did.
A Medicare enrollment form with a stethoscope on it
By Craig Cox
For reasons both political and pecuniary, attempts to expand Medicare benefits have always been a tough sell, despite the rising demands of an aging population. As Congress prepares to give it another shot, I’m hedging my bets.
A woman holds red wooden heart next to her pelvis.
By Aviva Romm, MD
The menstrual cycle holds many clues to a woman’s overall health. Here’s how to identify what’s normal for you — and when to seek help.
A pair of black glasses with a vision chart in the background
By Craig Cox
At a time when impaired vision among the senior set is beginning to alarm some public-health experts, a surprising change in my own eyesight has me scrambling to get a better view of things.
a cup of hot green tea
By Craig Cox
Drinking green tea at least three times a week is associated with a lower risk of heart disease and stroke, according to recent research.
Two wooden houses
By Craig Cox
Concerned that they may be called upon to provide full-time caregiving someday if a late-life romance leads to cohabitating, many older couples are choosing to follow their hearts — while maintaining separate residences.
an arrangement of calla lillies
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Death-positivity can help us reframe the end of life.
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