1. How to Stay Sharp As You Age

    Feeling forgetful? Preserving your mental abilities as you get older is easier than you think. By Krisha McCoy Medically Reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD Keeping your brain active is a simple and fun way to fend off forgetfulness. So you've noticed some changes in your thinking; you often misplace y…Read More

  2. WHY HIP FRACTURES IN THE ELDERLY ARE OFTEN A DEATH SENTENCE

    The news an elderly relative has broken a hip tends to sound alarm bells, perhaps more than breaking another bone would. That’s because a hip fracture dramatically increases an older person’s risk of death. One in three adults aged 50 and over dies within 12 months of suffering a hip fracture.…Read More

  3. Physical Fitness and Healthy Aorta, Key to Brain Ageing

    The rate of decline in certain aspects of memory may be explained by a combination of overall physical fitness and the stiffness of the central arteries, researchers from Swinburne's Centre for Human Psychopharmacology have found. A study to be published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease consi…Read More

  4. Metabolic Flexibility is Crucial to Improving Your Health

    You know that if you sit around too much, your chances of bending over and touching your toes are about as good as winning the Mega Millions jackpot. (The odds on Jan. 5 this year were 1 in 302.5 million.) Around 50 million of you are profoundly sedentary. You have sitting jobs, participate in no re…Read More

  5. Why it’s not too late to take up exercise… even at 60!

    Older people benefit more from activity than those who are younger and reduce chance of heart failure by a fifth Those who start exercising in their 60s and 70s will see a marked improvement  20 minutes a day can reduce a 60-year-old's risk of heart failure by a fifth Short spells of light exercise…Read More

  6. STAYING PHYSICALLY STRONG AS YOU GROW OLDER

    By SANDY WHITE • MAR 14, 2018 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the chances of breaking your hip go up as you age.  As Sandy White reports for the WBFO Seniors News Desk, there are ways to prevent such an occurrence and stay strong. There is an old saying. if you don…Read More

  7. Challenges of Getting Exercise for Seniors

    For elderly people, getting exercise is easier said than done. Have you ever been frustrated by the well-meaning but clueless comments and suggestions by younger people who want to encourage you to exercise? Why don’t you just stay active? Don’t you think it would help if you worked out more? Co…Read More

  8. Why Exercise Isn’t Optional if You’re 55 or Older

    I have yet to meet someone who would decide to get old if given a choice. It’s a process that just happens over time, and it isn’t fair. However, we don’t make it any easier on ourselves. Our culture’s collective unwillingness to value and enrich aging creates a brutally unfair mindset for a…Read More