Most of us, regardless of our age, are looking to optimize not only our lifespan, but also our health span. In recent years, this quest for longevity has contributed to a growing business with significant economic impact.
In this, episode, Jeff Zwiefel and Jim LaValle, RPh, CCM, discuss the lifestyle factors that contribute to a long and healthy life, as well as the growing body of resources and tools that can support this effort, including MIORA Performance and Longevity at Life Time.
Our brains age just like the rest of our bodies, and just like it’s important to care for our bodies so we can move functionally well for as long as possible, it’s also essential to do everything we can to maintain and support healthy brain function as the years pass by. With the current absence of effective treatment options for most neurological diseases, prevention really is the best treatment for them, and it’s never too early — or too late — to start. Edward Park, PhD, explains what to know about normal and abnormal brain aging, as well as the lifestyle strategies we have control over to support our brain health and help reduce the risk of decline and disease.
The importance of exercising our brains as we age and advice for easy ways to strengthen cognitive functioning.
Eating well, prioritizing sleep, and exercising help to protect against dementia, but there are other several other factors that play an important role as well. Learn more.
Chronic conditions such as autoimmune disorders, Alzheimer’s, and certain types of arthritis indicate some level of inflammation.
Every second of every day, all of us are aging, and yet we often wait to address — or altogether avoid — age-related concerns about our health until we reach a certain point in our years or our capabilities begin to diminish. Frank Lipman, MD, shares 10 essential factors he’s outlined for aging well, emphasizing that it’s never too late — or too early — to start embracing them, and that it’s not as difficult as you might think.
As Big Pharma continues to flail away on the Alzheimer’s front, new research increasingly turns toward identifying lifestyle changes that can lower the risk of falling prey to the disease.
Regularly testing for and tracking these markers can provide invaluable insights to the course of your health journey.
It’s estimated that as many as one in three U.S. adults have impaired blood-sugar control — and most are unaware until disease diagnosis. This often means missing months or years of opportunities to intervene with lifestyle habits. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, explains how blood sugar impacts nearly every aspect of our health and walks us through the many things we can do to better control it.
Could regular daytime napping be a precursor to dementia — or even a sign that the disease has already taken hold? A new take on what has generally been considered a salutary practice creates some concerns, despite its caveats. I’m going to try not to lose any sleep over it.