Natural Anti-Wrinkle Facial Scrub Recipes



There are lots of cosmetic facial scrubs in the market developed by many companies worldwide and they all boast of their natural ingredients, of its best components. They may do, but isn’t it good to … [Read more...]


Battling Incontinence in Your Elder Years



As we age we all become prone to the many natural afflictions that come with a body withered by time. One of the most common health afflictions we experience as we get older is incontinence, or the … [Read more...]


Is it Time? Five Ways to Decide if Your Parents Need Assisted Living



As parents age, it's not unusual for roles to reverse. Children become the caretakers and parents become those cared for. It's also not unusual to feel guilty if you begin to think about moving your … [Read more...]


Battling Obvious Signs of Aging with Hair Restoration



Do you spend a fortune on anti-aging skin care products?  Did you let your neighbor bully you into joining a walking club so you can tone that saggy belly?  Why have you paid attention to … [Read more...]


It’s Not Just for Youngsters: The Pleasures and Benefits of Sex after 60



As the number of active and energetic people over the age of 60 continues to increase, it is natural for these older individuals to want to continue to enjoy the intimate physical relationships that … [Read more...]


Vitamin B12 Deficiency Associated with Aging and Chronic Disease Determinant



Introduction Micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals are essential for biological reactions, acting on the aging process. In developed countries, the classic syndromes of vitamin deficiency … [Read more...]


In pursuit of happiness Part II: why the older are happier



Why are the frail elderly happier than the dynamic young? In last week’s post, I discussed a bit about the so-called U-Bend of Life as reported in the Dec 16 issue of The Economist. This week, let … [Read more...]


In pursuit of happiness: The U-Bend of Life



Life begins at 46. This headline on the cover of the December 2010 issue of The Economist attracted a lot of attention among the middle-aged. Including me. I won’t tell you my exact age but it’s … [Read more...]


Menopause and cancer: is there a link?



The years up to when I’d be undergoing menopause can be counted on my fingers. Although I’ve read up on menopause and menopausal symptoms, I still anticipate the stage with trepidation. Menopause … [Read more...]


Long life versus healthy life: which one would you choose?



Celebrating someone's 80th birthday has become normal.  Progress in medicine has made it possible to prevent man from dying from diseases, but not from freeing man from diseases. On the contrary the … [Read more...]


Music-based multitasking exercise program helps improve gait and balance in the elderly



Uncertainty of gait, impaired mobility and loss of balance. These are just a few of the physical downsides of aging. All of these lead to high prevalence of falls and injuries in the elderly. And … [Read more...]


Heart over head: weak pumping linked to smaller brain



People are supposed to be rational and shouldn’t let their heart rule over their minds. But the human anatomy and physiology say otherwise: When the heart stops, brain damage and death follows. … [Read more...]


Too old to run a marathon? Stop making excuses



I have learned a lot of new things and met lots of new people over the weekend. But one of the most important things I learned was “one is never too old to run a marathon.” I just came back from a … [Read more...]


Anxiety and depression in the elderly



As we age, we sometimes experience anxiety, mood swings and depression. These symptoms affect our quality of life and can have some significant on physical and mental health. Women seem to be … [Read more...]


The health benefits of hiking



If I tell you I did not do a single jogging run last week, you’d think I’m getting slack and lazy, right? Well, not quite We (I and my family) just got back from a week of autumn holidays in the … [Read more...]


Autumn is stressful time for some, relaxation for others



It is interesting how the season affects our moods. Scientists attribute this mainly to changes in the day length and weather conditions. But it seems there are other factors involved. A recent … [Read more...]


The aging drug users and their health problems



Drug abuse is usually associated with the young. However, these youths eventually grow older and if they don’t kick their bad habits by middle age, then they are in big trouble. A recent study by … [Read more...]


Computer-associated health problems: the elderly are at risk, too



How’s this for statistics on computer use: People spend between 2 and 15 hours in front of the computer each day (according to self-reported online surveys). Americans spend 2.6 million minutes … [Read more...]


To live long and stay healthy



My kids‘ great-grandma on their Dad’s side is turning 90 this coming Friday. 90!!! She lived through the Second World War, brought up 2 children while working full time, and has enjoyed the company of … [Read more...]


Nuts and berries clean up the aging brain



In Germany, there is a snack called “Studentenfutter” which can be translated into English as “students’ food”. It simply consists of different nuts, raisins and other dried fruit. There are lots of … [Read more...]


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