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PUMPING IRONY: Desperate Measures

By Craig Cox
Biogen, the maker of the controversial Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, last week released the long-awaited results of two clinical trials — which promptly raised more questions than they answered.
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How to Meet a Workout Partner — and Be a Better One Yourself

By Emily Ewen
The benefits of finding your fitness community, how to meet friends to exercise with, and tips for being a supportive workout partner.
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PUMPING IRONY: On Memory and Forgetting

By Craig Cox
Concerned about my septuagenarian friend’s sudden memory lapse, I was comforted by new research suggesting that a little forgetfulness may not be a bad thing.
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PUMPING IRONY: Better Late Than Never

By Craig Cox
It’s no secret that regular exercise can lower your risk of a heart attack, but new research suggests that the same salutary benefits may apply to those who wait until they hit 70 to start moving.
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PUMPING IRONY: The Price Is Not Right

By Craig Cox
New polling suggests that Americans — especially seniors — are more stressed than ever about the cost of healthcare. While policymakers struggle in vain to adjust the dynamics that fuel those costs, some of us have chosen to minimize our reliance on the broken system.
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PUMPING IRONY: Rushing to Retire

By Craig Cox
The older workers who are fueling the Great Resignation represent a daunting challenge to employers — and the economy — while remaining a mystery to this retirement-averse boomer.
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Can Taking a Walk Help the Aging Brain?

By Craig Cox
Regular walks can help improve the brain's white matter, according to a recent study.
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PUMPING IRONY: Dying to Lose Weight

By Craig Cox
A new survey suggests that dieting for weight loss remains the preferred approach among women who are displeased with their bodies, even as evidence mounts that cutting calories — especially for older women — may do more harm than good.
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Metabolism Changes With Age — Just Not When You Might Think

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Metabolism peaks in infancy, according to a recent study.
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Discover ARORA

By Molly Schelper
Learn all about Life Time’s latest collection of activities designed for those who want to stay active, healthy, and social as they age.
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How Super-Agers Avoid Dementia

By Craig Cox
Genes play a role, but so do lifestyle factors, according to a recent study of centenarians.
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How Does Alcohol Tolerance Change as We Age?

By Mo Perry
As we get older, we process alcohol less efficiently. Here's why.
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PUMPING IRONY: Healthy Housework

By Craig Cox
Recent research suggests that my regular efforts to tidy up the house may help my aging brain and body function more smoothly.
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PUMPING IRONY: Surveillance State

By Craig Cox
Surveillance technologies can make it easier for the elderly to age in place, but will it mean we’ll see our kids even less often than we do now?
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Fit-for-Life Training

By Michael Dregni
The keys to working out as we get older? Build slowly, allow enough time for recovery, and be kind to yourself.
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PUMPING IRONY: Help for the Helpful

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.
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6 Tips to Start Working Out — at Any Age

By Michael Dregni
Here are six ways to get over the mental barriers to working out.
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Fit for Life: You’re Never Too Old to Get Moving

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.
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Can Aducanumab Help Treat Alzheimer’s?

By Michael Dregni
Many scientists and Alzheimer's researchers are not so sure.
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Eating Well During Cancer Care

By Catherine Guthrie
Integrative cancer experts offer ways to nourish yourself when food seems less appealing.
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For the Aging Gut, Change is Good

By Craig Cox
As we age, our microbiomes change — and that might be a good thing. Here's why.
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