Tag: aging

If you want a better memory as you age, lifting weights may be the answer according to the NY Times

If you want a better memory as you age, lifting weights may be the answer according to the NY Times Many of us find that their memory is not as good as it used to be when we were young.   There may be a number of reasons for this although, the physiology of the brain may be part of the reason. Regular exercise is important for our cardio vascular health, and the health of our muscles which will degenerate and weaken over time. A recent study according to the NY Times shows that a recent study done on rodents suggests Read More »

Running, aging and slowing? The NY Times discusses the effect of age on those of us who run.

Running, aging and slowing?   The NY Times discusses the effect of age on those of us who run. If you are in your 50’s, there is no doubt you have noticed changed in your body.   If you are an athlete, you may have noticed that you are not as quick or agile, even though you may train and keep physically fit. Runners undoubtedly fit into this category, as they find old injuries taking their toll, the ability to reduce ones running times and to get back to where we were in our training gets more difficult. On the other hand, Read More »

Exercise and aging, exercise now for a better retirement according to the NY Times

Exercise and aging, exercise now for a better retirement according to the NY Times Fitness is important as we age.  As we approach retirement, the research shows that the more fit we are, the better our muscles will work as we enter our retirement years. For those of you who are actively exercising and staying in shape, good for you.  For those of you who are not, this article may give you some incentive to start now. If you want a better and healthier retirement, the secret to it may be in the amount of exercise you do. Exercise Makes Read More »

Exercising and aging; does exercising make you age more slowly?

Exercising and aging; does exercising make you age more slowly? If you are physically fit, you notice how you feel vs. when you are out of shape. You have more energy, you can do more and you are tired less. Could it also be true that fitness helps you age more slowly? According to the NY Times, there is some evidence saying that fitness will help us with the aging process. It is true that senior citizens who stay active have more energy and large companies have gyms noting their fit employees feel better, are more productive and are likely Read More »

Living to 110 years old and beyond may require more than just healthy living.

Living to 110 years old and beyond may require more than just healthy living. When many of us think of our lives and how long we will live, most of us never think we will make it to 100 or more in good health. Some of us may go the distance and then some, but it may require more than eating all the right foods and taking good care of ourselves. Apparently, there may be more to aging than previously thought, and there is no one gene that will help us extend our lives. On the other hand, there are Read More »