Physical activity reduces heart disease deaths for older adults

Physical activity reduces heart disease deaths for older adults

Being physically inactive–sitting for long periods of time–can be so harmful to your health that experts sometimes call it “sitting disease.” In fact, worldwide, physical inactivity is estimated to cause some 3.2 million deaths a year. Medical experts know that regular physical activity lessens death from all causes and death...

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Older adults walk more for money and opportunity to donate to charity

Older adults walk more for money and opportunity to donate to charity

PHILADELPHIA — Personal and social goals may be effective in motivating older adults to exercise, according to a study this month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Although numerous studies have demonstrated significant health benefits from...

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Natural Eye Care Exercises You Can Do Right Now To Reduce Eye Strain

Natural Eye Care Exercises You Can Do Right Now To Reduce Eye Strain

1) The diagonal This exercise will help to ease any tension or soreness that is currently in your eyes. Firstly, you must keep your head straight and remember to keep it straight for the duration of the exercise. Then look straight ahead of you. Next, look all way in the...

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Helping pays off: People who care for others live longer

Helping pays off: People who care for others live longer

Older people who help and support others are also doing themselves a favor. An international research team has found that grandparents who care for their grandchildren on average live longer than grandparents who do not. The researchers conducted survival analyses of over 500 people aged between 70 and 103 years,...

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Seniors with arthritis: here’s your minimum amount of exercise

Seniors with arthritis: here’s your minimum amount of exercise

Even a third of the recommended physical activity can be beneficial for older adults with arthritis, researchers find. Federal guidelines suggest getting 150 minutes of moderate activity per week to prevent premature death and serious illness, however only one in 10 older American adults with arthritis in their knees meet...

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Ready to wear bifocal contact lenses

Ready to wear bifocal contact lenses

Long years ago, you have to wear two sets of eye glasses, then doctors discovered the lens at the bifocal eye-glasses ,then recently they do the same thing in a bifocal contact lens. The lens is divided into two halves ,one upper and the other is lower and sometimes it...

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Try this trick to hear people better at parties

Try this trick to hear people better at parties

People in noisy situations should face slightly away from the person they’re listening to and turn one ear towards the speech. A new study concludes that this listening tactic is especially beneficial for cochlear implant users who typically struggle in noisy social settings such as restaurants. The study also finds it compatible...

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Changing brain anatomy may make seniors shun risk

Changing brain anatomy may make seniors shun risk

Older adults are less inclined to take risks, but this behavior may be linked to changes in brain anatomy rather than age, new research shows. “Older adults need to make many important financial and medical decisions, often under high levels of uncertainty,” says lead author Ifat Levy, an associate professor of...

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Brains of ‘supernormal’ seniors seem to resist damage

Brains of ‘supernormal’ seniors seem to resist damage

Scientists are studying a small group of older adults with excellent memories called “supernormals” to determine their risk for Alzheimer’s. They compared them to older adults at high risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, and a healthy control group. They specifically measured functional connectivity—the connection among spatially separated structures of the...

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New tool to help predict dementia risk in older people

New tool to help predict dementia risk in older people

Preventing dementia is a major public health priority worldwide, and intense work is being conducted to formulate effective preventive strategies. Healthy lifestyle changes may help prevent cognitive decline and dementia, but the challenge is to detect early on those who are most at risk and to choose the most relevant...

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