Healthy Aging

3 Ways to Beat Your Age

Submitted by admin on Thu, 12/03/2009 - 16:24

A poor diet and couch-potato tendencies are two ways to accelerate aging—but they’re not the only behaviors that can make you old beyond your years. In YOU: Staying Young: The Owner’s Manual for Extending Your Warranty (Free Press), just out, Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., and Michael F. Roizen, M.D., discuss other “major agers” and ways to combat them. Here are three tips from the book to get you started.

1. Squelch stress.

They say: “Stress isn’t just something you write off as a need for spa treatments; it’s a major biological driver of aging.”

Keep an Eye on Spinach

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 16:17
Nearly two decades ago, optometrist Stuart Richer noticed something funny about patients who began taking multivitamins. Those who had age-related macular degeneration—a disease that affects one in eight Americans with vision loss and sometimes blindness—not only seemed to stabilize, but improved.

7 Health and Nutrition Tips for Feeling Young

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 16:12

Feel younger and more energized with our healthy tips to keep you feeling young. From eating more leafy greens to walking more often, these health tips and nutrition tips are easy ways to live well and get the most out of life.

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Leaf-up your life.

A 2006 study in Neurology showed that people who ate two or more servings of vegetables daily—especially leafy greens—had the mental focus of people five years their junior. Have a big green salad for lunch; serve some sautéed spinach at dinner.

Antidotes for Aging Parts

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 16:03

From your head to your toes and in between, here’s what to eat to help ward off aging starting in your twenties and into your fifties, sixties and beyond.

Brain

From our mid-twenties on, the brain—particularly the frontal lobe, where much of problem-solving and short-term memory is processed—shrinks at a rate of 2 percent per decade. A 2006 study in Neurology showed that people who ate two or more daily servings of vegetables, especially leafy greens, had the mental focus of people five years their junior.

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The Search for the Anti-Aging Diet

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 15:39
“What’s the secret to a long and healthy life?” When I asked my great-grandmother that question on the occasion of her 90th birthday, her answer took everyone by surprise. “I always make sure to eat the fat and gristle off meat,” she said. Fat and gristle? We all laughed at the time, Great-Grandma included, but no one dared argue with her. What her pet theory lacked in scientific evidence it more than made up for by personal example. She lived a jolly, healthy, sharp-minded life well into her nineties.