Tag: aging

How These ‘Simple 7’ Lifestyle Habits Can Help Lower Risk of Dementia for Women

How These ‘Simple 7’ Lifestyle Habits Can Help Lower Risk of Dementia for Women By Eileen Bailey Women who follow seven healthy habits might lower their risk of developing dementia, according to new research presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 75th Annual Meeting this week. In their study, researchers followed 13,720 women for 20 years to analyze their risk of developing dementia. They examined Medicare claims…

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How Practicing Healthy Habits Can Make You Look & Feel Younger

Scientists have long understood that what truly lengthens your life and keeps your later years healthy are the basics we’ve known about for ages: Eat a healthy diet filled with vegetables, exercise regularly, invest in healthy relationships, reduce stress, and get enough sleep. Now a team of researchers has uncovered a potential key reason these actions are so beneficial: they influence our genes.

Why Nostalgia Deserves a Spot in Your Self-Care Routine

By Martha Tesema It’s safe to say we’ve reached peak nostalgia. Whether it’s in the music we listen to (“1999” by Charli XCX, anyone?), the shows on Netflix that are all about various decades, or the proliferation of Timehop screenshots and #ThrowbackThursday posts (who hasn’t participated in at least one?), it’s pretty clear: The past is our friend, and we find a lot of joy in taking…

Collagen: 5 Things You Need to Know

What is collagen?  Collagen is a protein. Think of collagen as the building blocks for our hair, skin, nails, bones, muscles. It gives our bodies structure. Our body naturally produces this protein but as we get older, we produce less and less… and the protein that we do produce is lower quality. There are nutrients that can help increase production, like vitamin C. 2.…

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