Older Adults More Vulnerable to Effects of Bad Relationships, Study Finds

Being in a relationship that has soured or become dysfunctional is stressful and can take a serious toll on people’s emotional health. But it doesn’t end there, according to a new study that investigated the physical impact such distress can have. The research showed that especially older adults – and women more so than men – are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure when exposed to antagonistic situations for prolonged periods of time in their lives.

How Dietary Needs Change with Age

While the outward signs of aging are usually quite apparent, the inner transformations our bodies go through as we grow older are less evident. Yet, these changes are very real and deserve close attention. Thankfully, their impact on our overall health and wellbeing can be mitigated with appropriate adjustments in diet and lifestyle.

Physical Fitness, a Key Factor in Healthy Aging, Study Finds

Letting themselves go at any time in life has negative implications for how well people age, and even how long they can expect to live, new research found. Especially crucial seem to be the mid-life years between 40 and 60. Unlike previous studies of this kind, this one focused on a younger demographic to explore the role physical fitness plays in the aging process.

Extreme Longevity – Progress or Worrisome Prospect?

According to the most recent data collected by the Census Bureau, over 53,000 people are now 100 years and older in the United States alone. The “oldest old” – those who are 90 and beyond – are the fastest expanding segment of the U.S. population. Today there are nearly two million nonagenarians. That number will likely increase to 10 to 12 million by mid-century, a prospect that raises multiple concerns in terms of healthcare and retirement issues.

Despite of Optimistic Outlook, Baby Boomers Feel Their Vulnerability

They saw themselves as trail blazers and pioneers. They broke rules and redefined values. They took much for granted and expected more. They vowed to be forever young. But now, the baby boomers generation – those born between 1947 and 1964 – just hope to retire safely, hold on to their lifestyle, and stay as healthy and fit as possible. But that may not be easy. Boomers have plenty of reasons to worry about their diminishing future prospects.

Ten Best and Worst Foods for Health and Longevity

I am often asked for my list of the best foods to eat. People want to know which foods provide the keys to optimum health and longevity. They are searching for simple solutions to reach their ideal weight, achieve immunity to disease, and feel their best every day. The short answer is: Eat foods that contain the most micronutrients, phytochemicals, and other health-promoting compounds.