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 Explore this collection of articles to help you age gracefully and healthfully.

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Brain Health and Memory

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How to Change Your Brain

By Quinton Skinner
5 ways to boost cognitive health.
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The Cognitive Benefits of Cataract Surgery

By Craig Cox
Untreated cataracts could contribute to dementia and depression, according to recent research.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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Untangling Alzheimer’s

By Michael Dregni
Breakthroughs in understanding dementia are leading to new healthcare approaches. Nutrition, lifestyle, and sleep may be the keys to prevention.
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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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5 Surprising Factors to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

By Michael Dregni
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.


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6 Exercises to Help You Get Down on the Floor — and Up off the Floor – With Ease

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Have you done a sit-stand test? The ability to get up off the floor with minimal support is a marker of longevity. Practice these moves to improve flexibility, balance, motor coordination, and muscle power.
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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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The Pool Workout

By Lauren Bedosky
This water workout offers a strength-and-cardio challenge that’s gentle on your joints.
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The 3 Cs of Lifelong Fitness

By Andrew Heffernan
How consistency, curiosity, and compassion can keep your fitness and health on track for a lifetime.

Healthy Joints


How to Heal Arthritis Naturally

By Anjula Razdan
Susan Blum, MD, MPH, author of a new book on arthritis, outlines a three-step guide to treat joint pain.
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How to Ease Joint Pain

By Experience Life Staff
Expert answers on easing joint pain, naturally.

Managing Aches and Pains

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Natural Pain Relievers

By Mo Perry
Tools and techniques for managing chronic pain — without opioids.
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3 Moves to Relieve and Prevent Elbow Pain

By Lauren Bedosky
Tennis elbow doesn’t just affect tennis players. Stay pain-free with these wrist and forearm exercises.
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Exercises for Lower-Back Pain

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Lower-back pain might get you down, but it doesn't have to take you out. This program can keep you moving to come back stronger than ever.
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Exercises for Shoulder Pain: Learn How to Keep Your Shoulders Mobile and Strong

By Lauren Bedosky
Increasing mobility and strength in your shoulders can eliminate pain, improve athletic performance, and enhance your overall quality of life.

General Health

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Tips and Strategies to Maintain Your Vision

By Gary Legwold
Most of us take our eyesight for granted. But without proper care, nutrition, and protection, our eyes are vulnerable to damage and degeneration. Find out what you can do to keep your vision crisp, even as you age.
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4 Fitness Markers to Evaluate Your Health

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Are you aging well? Try out these four fitness tests that have been linked to a reduced mortality risk.

Medication and Polypharmacy

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Are You Overmedicated?: An Interview With Andrew Weil, MD

By Anjula Razdan
Integrative-medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD, talks to us about his new book, Mind Over Meds, and why Americans are taking too many drugs.
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The Trouble With Antacids

By Stephanie Soucheray
Discover how chronic use of this common over-the-counter medication can become problematic.

Social and Emotional Wellness

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The Older, the Better

By Elizabeth Foy Larsen
Wise advice on how to get healthier, happier and more attractive with age.
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10 Essentials of Aging Well

By Frank Lipman, MD 
Functional-medicine pioneer Frank Lipman, MD, offers simple strategies to improve how we age.

Sleep and Rest


The Healing Power of Sleep

By Pamela Weintraub
New science shows that sleep is essential to our mental and physical health — and most of us aren’t getting enough.
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The Sleep-Memory Connection

By Craig Cox
Quality sleep may help prevent Alzheimer's, according to recent research.
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Treating Sleep Apnea — Naturally

By Kristin Ohlson
Why the quality of sleep matters as much as the quantity.

Retirement and Beyond

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Finding Purpose in the Second Half of Your Life

By Experience Life Staff
What do you have planned for the second half of your life? Executive coach Richard Leider offers insight on working, living, learning and loving what's to come.

End-of-Life Planning

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New Thinking on End-of-Life Planning

By Jon Spayde
Popular attitudes about end-of-life care and death are changing, making it easier to thoughtfully prepare for the inevitable. Learn how to protect your quality of life — and that of your loved ones — all the way through.
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The Good-Death Movement

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Death-positivity can help us reframe the end of life.
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