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senior volunteering

People who volunteer their time to help others often do so because it makes them feel good. After retirement, it can also be a way to stay active, be social, and pass the time. Popular activities include tutoring young students, helping out at places of worship, and serving as a hospital volunteer.

senior couple sleeping

new study may help explain why some seniors have trouble sleeping.

baked salmon

How much fish do you have to eat to reap health benefits? The answer to that question varies from expert to expert. The American Heart Association, for example, recommends two servings (3.5 oz, or about the size of a deck of cards) of omega-3 fatty acid-rich fish each week to keep your heart healthy.

senior in grocery store

new study has shed some light on why many seniors don’t eat as well as they should. 

air

The age on your driver’s license may not necessarily reflect the age of your body. Some people who are 80 years old look 80, while some look 65. Scientists think they know one reason why.

Easter Island

A drug discovered 50 years ago is being studied in humans for its so-called “fountain of youth” attributes.

Called rapamycin, it is used as an antibiotic and an immunosuppressant—mostly for people who have had organ transplants. It was first discovered in the soil at Easter Island in the South Pacific.  

memory loss in senior

By 2050, about 16 million people in the U.S. will have Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. That’s a substantial increase from the estimated 5 million who have it today.

senior doing tai chi

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art. It is considered a mind-body practice in which you slowly move your body while breathing deeply. As a particularly senior-friendly activity, it has been shown to increase muscle strength and flexibility, ease joint pain and stiffness, improve sleep, and decrease the risk of falls by improving balance.

human arteries graphic

Researchers have discovered an antioxidant that might reverse the signs of aging in arteries.

Antioxidants work by combatting oxidative stress—a process that leads to damaged cells and tissues throughout the body. Oxidative stress occurs throughout life, but the body becomes less able to repair itself as it ages.