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Aging is a process everyone goes through. See how the aging process affects the body and learn what causes aging.

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What's sarcopenia and what can you do about it?

It turns out that the ravages of old age -- the wrinkles, the loss of coordination and motor skills, the stooped posture -- has a name. It's called sarcopenia, and it can be avoided.


When will average life expectancy hit triple digits?

 When will average life expectancy hit triple digits?

Science and medicine is allowing us to live longer and longer. Learn when average life expectancy will hit triple digits at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What is the future of human life expectancy?

 What is the future of human life expectancy?

Will human life expectancy continue to increase, or are we fooling ourselves looking for immortality? Explore the future of human life expectancy. See more »

The 5 Most Important Things to Know About Aging

 The 5 Most Important Things to Know About Aging

What do you know about aging? If you learn how your body works, you can live longer. See the five most important things to know about aging. See more »

How are telomeres and aging related?

 How are telomeres and aging related?

Telomeres and aging are connected to each other. Find out how telomeres and aging are related at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Myths About Aging and Your Health

 5 Myths About Aging and Your Health

There are several myths about aging your health. See what is fact from fiction with our top five myths about aging and your health. See more »

5 Most Surprising Age-related Health Changes

 5 Most Surprising Age-related Health Changes

Age-related health changes can be both positive and negative. Learn about the five most surprising age-related health changes at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Ways Your Health Gets Better As You Age

 5 Ways Your Health Gets Better As You Age

There are some ways your health gets better as you age. See our list of the top five ways your health gets better with age to learn more. See more »

Does stress really make your hair go gray faster?

 Does stress really make your hair go gray faster?

Does stress really cause gray hair? Explore this article to find out where gray hair comes from and what role stress plays in its development. See more »

How do my sleep habits change as I age?

 How do my sleep habits change as I age?

Sleep as you age may not be as deep or as long. Learn what happens to sleep as you age and why sleep is impacted by age. See more »

What do free radicals have to do with aging?

 What do free radicals have to do with aging?

Is there a connection between free radicals and aging? If so, how do we stop free radicals from destroying cells? Learn about free radicals and aging. See more »