How would you like to blow out 100 birthday candles? More than 84,000 people living in the U.S. today have reached that mark, and the number of centenarians (100-year-olds) is expected to increase to 580,000 by 2040.* Per Capita Iowa ... more
Jake Chesson was approaching retirement and sensed something had to change. An avid cyclist, he pushed himself hard on his bike and found himself dreading riding.
"I know me, and if I'm not having fun, I'm not going to stick ... more
Those of us lucky enough to grow old must contend with the miserable stereotypes of what it's like: the frailty, the forgetfulness, the early bird specials.
But in aging, as in many things, attitude can make all the difference. Research ... more
George Eberhardt turned 107 last month, and scientists would love to know how he and other older folks like him made it that far. So he's going to hand over some of his DNA. He's one of 100 centenarians taking ... more
Swimmer Dara Torres, 45, is sprinting in the pool.
Pitcher Jamie Moyer, 49, is still striking out batters; he became the oldest pitcher to win a game in the majors in April and followed with another win for the Colorado ... more
There are a lot of things about aging that are out of your control. Luckily, you can take control of your oral health. Older adults are more likely to keep their teeth, but they have higher rates of periodontal disease. ... more
Older people who regularly exercise at moderate to intense levels may have a 40% lower risk of developing brain damage linked to strokes, certain kinds of dementia, and mobility problems.
Research published in the journal Neurology says the MRIs of subjects ... more
Think you are happy now? Just wait. The best emotional times come later in life, according to the Gallup-Healthways well-being index.
The oldest group outscored the other three age groups in emotions, which was one of six categories measured in ... more
Fifteen years ago, the non-profit Educational Television Network created Healthy Aging Month to focus attention on the positive aspects of getting older and to encourage people to learn how to increase longevity and avoid preventable declines in physical, mental and ... more
The effect of the sun on older adults can be heightened because of changes in the skin and body as one ages, a U.S. physician says.
Dr. Michael Stern, co-director of the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell ... more
A lack of vitamin D may be putting seniors at increased risk of developing mobility limitations and disability, U.S. researchers found.
Lead author Denise Houston of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and colleagues analyzed vitamin D and the onset ... more
Animals live long and prosper when eating from a menu that puts them just this side of starvation. So far, experiments with yeast, worms, flies, spiders, fish and rodents all have shown the antiaging power of severely restricting calories. And ... more