Regular exercise may keep your body 30 years ‘younger,’ find scientists

The muscles of older men and women who have exercised for decades are indistinguishable in many ways from those of healthy 25-year-olds, according to an uplifting new study of a group of active seventy-year-olds

Regular exercise may keep your body 30 years ‘younger,’ find scientistsThese men and women also had much higher aerobic capacities than most people their age, the study showed, making them biologically about 30 years younger than their chronological ages, the study’s authors concluded. All of us are ageing every second, of course, which leads many of us also to be deeply interested in what we […]

Cut calories by 15% to stay young,  suggests study

Everyone knows that exercising and maintaining a healthy diet, along with cutting out nicotine and alcohol, can help slow down or even reverse the aging process. But according to a new breakthrough study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, so can cutting calories by 15 percent for two years

Cut calories by 15% to stay young,  suggests studyAfter just one year on a reduced-calorie diet, study participants saw their metabolic rates drop significantly. The lowered rate continued into the second year and led to an overall decrease in oxidative stress, a process that has been tied to diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions. “Reducing calorie intake provides health benefits to […]

Ground floor living helps seniors age in place, suggest US study

Older adults are less likely to need to change residences if their homes have certain features, including no stairs, a new study found

Ground floor living helps seniors age in place, suggest US studyHaving a one-floor house or having the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom on one floor were the features most strongly associated with ageing in place. Dwellings with elevator access, lifts or stair-glides were also helpful. No other home environment factors, such as entrance accessibility or housing conditions, were associated with relocation. “Most older adults do not […]

Debunking 5 commonly held misconceptions about ageing

Experts state that it is never too late to take up exercising to keep the body fit or learning new things to keep the mind sharp. While ageing is a natural process among all living organisms, many people fear the uncertainty of it. Being exposed to misconceptions about growing old certainly does not help either

Debunking 5 commonly held misconceptions about ageingHere are five such myths that you should stop believing: Older adults have no interest in sex Erectile dysfunction or vaginal dryness may occur due to age-related health problems and medication use, which can often reduce the frequency of sexual activity. Despite this, experience combined with increased intensity are possible factors that can increase sexual […]

Menopause: Effective diet tips to help you ease your transition

Menopause kicks in when menstruation comes to an end and the ovaries stop releasing eggs. Perimenopause is the preceding period, usually lasting for 4 years on average, characterised by a decline in the levels of estrogen in the body. Symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and night sweats, could be reduced with a Mediterranean-style diet

Menopause: Effective diet tips to help you ease your transitionThere is no question that perimenopause and menopause mark a time of change and adaptation for the body. Moreover, the extent or severity of accompanying symptoms depends on a variety of factors ranging from genetics to lifestyle habits. Hot flashes, one of the most common symptoms linked to menopause, was believed to occur due to […]

A compound found in apples can help slow down aging, reveals study

In a previous study published in Nature Medicine, scientists at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, noticed that senolytics - which are molecules that target and destroy senescent cells to slow down or prevent the aging process - can effectively prolong an individual's lifespan and improve their health

A compound found in apples can help slow down aging, reveals studyNew research has identified a natural compound found in many types of fruit, such as apples and strawberries, and vegetables that can slow down the ageing process. One key factor in the ageing process is known as ‘cellular senescence,’ or the ageing of the cell. When a cell enters this stage, it is no longer […]

Cancer: Even healthy humans are ‘riddled’ with mutant cells, reveals study

Cancer develops due to mutations in our DNA. However, until now, little has been known about how mutations build up in healthy tissue over time. A new study provides fresh detail

Cancer: Even healthy humans are ‘riddled’ with mutant cells, reveals studyAgeing causes changes in our bodies and our cells. But a new study finds that the extent of these changes could be a lot greater than we previously thought. Middle-age and elderly people have more mutant cells in their oesophagus than they do normal cells, a group of researchers reported yesterday (Oct. 18) in the […]

Seafood rich in omega-3 may promote healthy ageing, find researchers

Higher blood levels of omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a higher likelihood of healthy ageing among older adults, finds a US study published by The British Medical Journal

Seafood rich in omega-3 may promote healthy ageing, find researchersIn our increasingly ageing society, it is worth asking: what can we do to ensure that we don’t just live longer lives, but also healthier ones? New research suggests one possible answer -eat more seafood! Seafood contains fatty acids that may help people age healthily. A new study, led by Heidi Lai from the Friedman […]

Dietary fibre reduces brain inflammation caused by ageing, reveals study

New research suggests brain inflammation to be reduced by foods high in fibre. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, dietary fibre may be the much needed remedy to reduce brain inflammation

Dietary fibre reduces brain inflammation caused by ageing, reveals studyAs mammals age, immune cells in the brain known as microglia become chronically inflamed. In this state, they produce chemicals known to impair cognitive and motor function. That’s one explanation for why memory fades and other brain functions decline during old age. But, according to a new study from the University of Illinois, there may […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Easy to follow tips which can help you prevent onset of Alzheimer’s

Dementia is a syndrome – usually of a chronic or progressive nature – in which there is deterioration in cognitive function (i.e. the ability to process thought) beyond what might be expected from normal ageing

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Easy to follow tips which can help you prevent onset of Alzheimer’sIt affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language, and judgement. Consciousness is not affected. The impairment in cognitive function is commonly accompanied, and occasionally preceded, by deterioration in emotional control, social behaviour, or motivation. Dementia results from a variety of diseases and injuries that primarily or secondarily affect the brain, such as Alzheimer’s […]
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