Interesting Factors That Can Influence Your Life Expectancy

Interesting Factors That Can Influence Your Life Expectancy

A higher life expectancy can depend on several different factors. There are ones such as genes, lifestyle, and diet that can all contribute to how long you live. But there are also some interesting factors worth noting that can affect life expectancy. Here are some of them. Divorced Or Separated Individuals If you are divorced […]

Old Mice Rejuvenated When Transfused With Young Mice Blood

Old Mice Rejuvenated When Transfused With Young Mice Blood

There are now several studies that indicate how blood can affect aging. Researchers from the University of California in San Francisco and Stanford University found out that blood transfusions from young mice could rejuvenate and reverse some of the effects of aging in old mice. Findings of the report were published in the journal Nature […]

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Walking May Help Protect Aging Brain

As people age, many may become concerned about having an aging brain that starts to works less efficiently. As people age, they tend to forget more and experience a gradual decrease in brain power as compared when they were younger. Although it may be a normal occurrence as a result of aging, there are ways […]

Common Habits That Speed Up Aging

Common Habits That Speed Up Aging

People would want to stay and look younger for as long as they can. If they can slow down aging, most people probably would. But some people may unknowingly be speeding up aging by the bad habits that they practice. Here are some of the common ones that may actually affect aging.Insufficient SleepWith modern life becoming more hectic, it seems that more and more people are sleeping less. It can be a habit that may seem harmless but actually may have serious consequences not only on aging but on …

Building Stronger Bones For Seniors

Building Stronger Bones For Seniors

Seniors have the misfortune of having to experience getting brittle bones as they age. This can lead to bigger risks of bone fractures as well as developing osteoarthritis. The only recourse that seniors may be able to do is by trying to build up stronger bones. Here are some ways on how to do it.Not Just CalciumSeniors are most often told to take more calcium in order to ensure stronger bones at their age. But actually it takes more than just getting more calcium. Seniors also have to take more…

How to Detect and Prevent Malnutrition in Seniors

How to Detect and Prevent Malnutrition in Seniors

How to Detect and Prevent Malnutrition in SeniorsAs we get older, the more important good nutrition is to our health. Unfortunately, many older adults are at risk of (or are already suffering from) inadequate nutrition. Thus, it is important to what causes nutrition problems, what are their symptoms, and what steps can you take to prevent them.Problems caused by malnutritionMalnutrition in older adults may lead to a number of medical conditions including:FatigueDepressionWeak immune system, whic…

How Faith Affects End-of-Life Decisions

How Faith Affects End-of-Life Decisions

When faith, belief systems and health meet, the resulting play according to Edward T. Creagan, M.D. of Mayo Clinic, is bewildering, and is something that needs to be studied further. Strong religious faith and end-of-life careAccording to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, there is an “association between religious faith and preferences for aggressive end-of-life care. This means that, people who have what Creagan calls “positive religious coping” are more like…

Eating Obstacles For Seniors

Eating Obstacles For Seniors

As we get older our bodies change. We become more prone to illnesses. Our energy levels decrease. We recuperate more slowly. Our immune system grows weaker. Our mental alertness decreases. All that can be remedied by having the right diet. Unfortunately, older people face eating obstacles that may keep them from getting their nutritional requirements.Lifestyle changesLifestyle changes may be an eating obstacle for the elderly. For instance, a senior who has just lost a spouse may not know how to…

Andorrans Now Have Longest Life Expectancy

Andorrans Now Have Longest Life Expectancy

In a study conducted by World Health Organization, the people with the longest life expectancy are, unexpectedly, not the Japanese.  They are found in a tiny country wedged in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain. The Principality of Andorra, a beautiful land-locked country in the valleys of eastern Pyrenees, offers its residents a peaceful life, which they believe is the reason why they live longer than anyone else on the planet.Part of its secret can be attributed to geography.  Its…

Normal Change of Aging

Normal Change of Aging

Aging brings about a number of changes in terms of health in older people. Others believe that these changes may just be a normal process. Although a lot of such changes may be true, there are also other things that people believe happen during aging that are not actually based on fact. Here are some facts about aging and the changes that occur that may help serve as guide to older people who are undergoing such a process. Mental HealthOne of the more noticeable changes that happen to seniors oc…