Aging

Aging is an inevitable process that happens to everyone. Learn how to keep your body healthy and strong as you move into your golden years.


Jimmy Buffet has the right idea with his line of Latitude Margaritaville 'active adult' communities. What are other places doing already?

And here's the thing: How long you want to live is linked to how long you do actually live.

It dropped by only about a month, but that's the first time a decrease has happened in the century or so that the CDC has been tracking these things.

A study shows that five years after retirement, many Americans begin to decline mentally and physically.

Looking at historical data over hundreds of years, scientists compared the average life span of national election winners to that of their closest runners-up.

One kind of dementia makes you less likely to detect lies and sarcasm.

No one knows when the Grim Reaper will knock. (Except the characters in "Game of Thrones" — just assume he's on his way.) But considering our medical progress, are we on track for an average of 100+ birthday candles each?

Do you want to live to 100? How about 1,000? There are some experts in the field of aging who think it's possible. Is that realistic, or are we fooling ourselves looking for immortality? Let's take a look.

If we can learn how the body works, there's no reason why we can't live to 100 and beyond-with the vigor of someone half that age. Learn about the five things to know about aging in this article.

If being a parent is the hardest job in the world, then being a caregiver to your parent is possibly the second hardest. Are you up to the challenge?

Most of us say we would like to age gracefully. But the concept seems pretty much out of our hands or in the hands of a plastic surgeon.

Humans have been looking for an aging cure as long as we've had recorded history. But whether it's special water, plastic surgery or another flavor of anti-aging remedy, the fountain of youth has eluded us. Here, learn how telomeres and aging are related.

We're all getting older, but aging isn't something to fear or worry about. Many of the negative things we hear about what happens as we age, and that we accept as fact, simply aren't true. Here, we'll dispel five common myths about aging and your health.

Aging, like change, is a part of life. So it should be no surprise that changes will happen as we grow older. Some will require adjustments and won't be fun, but it's not all gloom and doom.

Before you spend another night in bed staring at the ceiling and bemoaning the passage of time, keep in mind that some things can benefit your health and well-being as you get older. Here, we've found five ways your health gets better as you age.

After spending 17 -- or, in some cases, 40 -- years living with your children, it can be quite an adjustment for you when they become independent adults (the kind that don't live in your home.) Here are five new opportunities after the kids are grown.

It's perfectly normal to feel some sadness when the last of your children leave home. But, just like the kids, that moment also offers parents the promise of a new beginning. Here, a few tips for how to have fun after the kids are grown.

Children leaving home can change you just as much as bringing home your first child once did. But transitioning from full house to empty nest is a change that all parents know will eventually come. What are the stages of empty nest syndrome?

When your kids left for college, you were probably a little sad to see them go. But if job prospects don't pan out after graduation, don't let that doorbell surprise you. Here are five ways to deal with kids returning to the empty nest.

Exercise is important for good health at any age, and seniors are no exception. While many gyms offer excellent low-impact workout classes for seniors, staying fit doesn't require a gym. What are some exercises that can help seniors stay in shape?

It's been said that you can be certain of two things: death and taxes. But there's actually a third certainty -- you will age faster than necessary without exercise. Here are five water exercises for seniors that can offset the ravages of time.

Golf is a great way for seniors to have some fun and get fit at the same time, especially if they're able to skip the golf cart and walk the course instead. What are some other ways for seniors to get in shape on the golf course?

Think arthritis and exercise can't coexist? Think again: Research shows that getting active can actually help reduce joint pain and stiffness -- along with a host of other benefits. Here, we'll look at the top 10 exercises for people with arthritis.

Making resistance training part of your exercise routine can improve your muscle strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and range of motion while fighting bone loss and easing arthritis pain. Here are five resistance band exercises for seniors.

Swimming is one of the most rewarding activities an athlete can try. It can be as relaxing or as strenuous at you can make it, and it provides a host of health benefits. Here are 10 of the most important.