Creative People Age Better, Study Finds

Do creative and artistically inclined people have advantages over the rest of us mere mortals who can barely draw a stick figure or whistle a simple tune? There are indications that individuals who are able to use their talents also tend to fare better in other ways, including their physical and mental health, compared to others whose existence mainly consists of repetitiveness and routine. Still, scientists have never been able to prove that creativity is indeed a contributing factor to humans’ wellbeing.

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.