Currently viewing the tag: "Aging"

If you want to get in shape but your best intentions aren’t enough to motivate you, identifying the problem can suggest a solution

Self-help gurus sometimes promise that it takes 21 days to form a new habit, but research has shown that it actually takes between two and eight months for a new habit to […]

Read More...

You might be relieved to hear that the creeping weight gain of middle age – a pound or two (0.5 to 1 kilogram) a year starting in your 20s, on average – eventually grinds to a halt. By the time you’re in your 50s, you’ll typically start slowly shedding weight.

Don’t celebrate […]

Read More...

Did you know that physiotherapy and exercise don’t only help with bad backs and broken limbs, but also with managing serious diseases like cancer and heart conditions?

And research shows that physical activity reduces the risk of more than 25 chronic conditions, from hypertension to diabetes. Inactivity is responsible for half of people’s decline in […]

Read More...

“Use it or lose it.” I’m sure you’re familiar with this advice. And I hope you’ve been following it. I certainly thought I was. I usually do two physical activities a day, alternating among walking, cycling and swimming. I do floor exercises for my back daily, walk up and down many stairs and tackle myriad […]

Read More...

Barbara Ehrenreich, popular author and self-described mythbuster, has written about how, having reached her mid-70s, she has lived long enough and now forgoes regular medical exams. And Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a 60-year-old oncologist and bioethicist, argues that we might all be better off, himself included,  Read More...

Super-agers are active senior citizens whose physiology far exceeds the average for their age group Credit: E+/Johnny Greig

 Patrick Cangley covers 160 miles a week in the saddle of his bicycle. The gentle undulations of the Surrey countryside no longer challenge him, though: instead, he prefers to power up lung-busting steep inclines, and has […]

Read More...