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.

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Baby boomers were one of the first generations to have it all: education, well-paying jobs and access to good health care. So why are they depressed?

By Cristen Conger

It's a radical idea that has long since been replaced by the notion that socialization staves off depression. But why did scholars think the elderly withdraw from society?

By Cristen Conger

As you age and your body changes, activities like rollerblading may look a little less appealing. But does an advanced age mean that you have to put down your marathon shoes and barbells against your will?

By Shanna Freeman

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"Be nice to your kids -- they'll choose your nursing home" is a popular phrase for bumper stickers. But nowadays, it's a question of whether they'll turn to a nursing home at all.

By Molly Edmonds

Most families eventually have to deal with a heart-wrenching question: How do you know when an aging relative needs more help than the family can provide? Here are five signs to look for.

By Tom Scheve

When we're looking for our dream home, we usually have a list of must-have features in mind. When it comes to long-term care options, however, we often don't know exactly what we're looking for.

By Molly Edmonds

Living independently in your own home may be the most fundamental expression of personal freedom. None of us want to get to the point in life when we can't take care of ourselves. But eventually, most of us do.

By Tom Scheve

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Have you ever seen a positive news story about nursing homes? Unless you live in a town that includes bingo results with the sports scores, it's unlikely. Why do nursing homes have an image problem?

By Molly Edmonds

So the kids are all gone and you finally have the house all to yourself. What to do with all that free time? And how can you make the transition with grace?

By Molly Edmonds

The last child's flown the nest and you, the parent, are free from unmade beds and teenage drama -- but also from sweet, sleepy faces and family dinners. Does an empty nest inspire relief or anxiety?

By Molly Edmonds

Have people in blue zones discovered the so-called Fountain of Youth? Blue zone inhabitants are frequently reaching 90, or even well past 100 years of age. Is it possible to create your own blue zone?

By John Fuller

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Short people might get the short end of the stick in some activities, but they (literally) may have the last laugh. New research claims short people may outlive everyone.

By Jessika Toothman

The U.S. is 42nd in life expectancy in the world. Who has the highest life expectancy, and how do they live longer than everyone else?

By Josh Clark

Some countries have a higher life expectancy because of economic and social reasons. Wealth appears to be the biggest factor in life expectancy, as it provides access to quality health care.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

As your body ages, it unfortunately does not improve. Not only will your metabolism slow down, but your body will also become much more susceptible to chronic diseases. However, advances in health care can help prevent these diseases. Learn about senior health.

By Liz Ward

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Some of the most popular calorie-control diets for seniors include Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem. Because of the number of choices available, it can be difficult to find which diets are safe. Read more about these and other calorie-control diets.

By Densie Webb

Alternative diets for seniors may be the answer to your weight-loss issues, though there are risks. Most of the risks stem from the unconventional approach to weight loss a particular diet may take.

By Densie Webb

Knowing how and why your body changes with age can help you prevent certain conditions and slow down the aging process. Learn about the anatomical and sensory effects of aging.

By Liz Ward

Low-Carb diets for seniors claim to produce everything from rapid weight-loss to decreased blood pressure. Low-carb diets could help alleviate symptoms of pre-existing conditions, or help avoid conditions altogether. Learn about low-carb diets for seniors.

By Densie Webb

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Low-fat diets for seniors come in all shapes and sizes, and finding the best fit can be tough. Looking at the pros and cons of each type of diet can help determine how the diet fits into your lifestyle. Read this article to learn about several low-fat diets.

By Densie Webb

As we get older, it may become tougher to lose weight and easier to gain because we burn fewer calories. As muscle mass decreases, the metabolism slows down, which can cause a significant rise in body fat. Find out how to lose weight as a senior.

By Densie Webb

Knowing which diets are healthy for seniors will help to avoid fads and gimmicks. A diet should fit the personality and lifestyle for each individual person. What works for one person may not work for another. Find out how to choose a weight-loss diet.

By Densie Webb

Genes and environment are just two of many factors that determine how our bodies age. And life experiences and habits can also have a positive and negative effect on us. Find out what causes our bodies to change in different ways as we age.

By Liz Ward

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With Baby Boomers hitting retirement age, they're in the spotlight again because of healthcare and social security funding issues. During their time, the Boomers made an extraordinary impact on the world around them. Learn about the Boomer leg

By David Neilsen

In November 2006, a judge's ruling on an elderly man convicted of vehicular manslaughter raised questions about seniors being safe drivers.

By Julia Layton