Longevity

Tai chi: a trend worth pursuing?

Tai chi: a trend worth pursuing?

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I was recently watching one of the news channels and they talked about a study that was conducted that showed that men who performed tai chi exercises lived longer. While I'm not a male, sign me up!

Are aging-services providers strategic planning in past tense?

Are aging-services providers strategic planning in past tense?

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It makes perfect sense for entrepreneurs, opportunists, capitalists, risk-takers and visionaries to enter the aging-services field. While traditional providers play it safe until the economy and consumer demand returns, these disruptive forces are plotting to takeover, salivating over the 78-million strong Boomer demographic.

The lessons of Fuaja Singh

The lessons of Fuaja Singh

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Fuaja Singh completed his last marathon in Hong Kong only a few weeks before he turned 102 years old recently. He said he feels it might be time to retire from running marathons, but he plans to continue running as a hobby. You know what that means.

Stereotypes predict the odds of rehab success

Stereotypes predict the odds of rehab success

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If you're like me, you're a big believer in the saying "Attitude determines altitude." Eldercare professionals should have this embedded in their minds — for their good and the benefit of those they care for.

Appreciation for a pioneer in elder weight theory

Appreciation for a pioneer in elder weight theory

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There's something comforting about an expert on aging living to 89. I'm not saying that gerontologist Reubin Andres had all the answers, or that we should see him as the sole test case of proving his theories. But his longevity helps.

Genes play larger role than habits in longevity for centenarians, study says

Genes may be more likely to increase longevity than diet, exercise, smoking and drinking, new research suggests.

Longevity study contains flaws, geneticists say

A recent study in the journal Science, which found that centenarians likely share a particular set of genetic variants, had errors and its conclusions are suspect, a group of geneticists says.

Certain genetic variants may predict extreme longevity, study finds

If you live to be 100, there is a good chance you have a particular set of genetic variants.

Food for thought: A few extra pounds can prolong life

A pair of new studies analyzes the effects of food on longevity and aging. While one finds that healthy eating helps to extend life, another finds that having a few extra pounds is not a bad idea either.

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