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Seniors & Exercise, How Long, How Often, How Much?

We all know that fitness is one of the major keys to staying active, healthy, happy, and full of vitality as you age. But seniors also need to take into account that injury from overexertion or exercise too strenuous can lead to serious complications or much longer healing times as you age. A large health […]

Not Just Living Longer, But Better, with Diabetes Management

Intensive management of type II diabetes may make a huge difference on how long, as well as how well, you will live, according to this study. Even if you failed to manage your diabetes until beyond middle age, beginning management now could have a dramatic impact on your longevity and quality of life with the […]

Pomegranates Anti-Ageing Capabilities

Pomegranates have long been touted as an elixir of anti-aging, but there has been very little research that proves those claims, outside of the rich amounts of antioxidants contain. Until now, that is.   Research shows that there is a compound within pomegranates that is activated by gut bacteria. The effect of our intestinal microbes […]

Can Researchers Make a Pill for Exercise?

An “exercise pill” may sound like science fiction, or like yet another diet fad that ultimately does nothing. However, science is seeking out a solution in earnest. The chemical effects of exercise are well documented in improving conditions from memory to stress management to age-related brain deterioration. For those who are unable to run long […]

World’s Oldest Female Bodybuilder Feels Better at 79 Than She Did At 40

Ernestine Shepherd is not a name that you may recognise, but she is absolutely a person you should know. She is the Guinness World Record Holder for being the oldest female bodybuilder. At age 79 she is a personal trainer, model, and competitive bodybuilder who firmly believes that “age is nothing but a number”. Earlier […]

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