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What Are Required Minimum Distributions?

The IRS spends a lot of energy making sure people don’t tap their retirement accounts, imposing taxes and penalties on most early withdrawals. So it …

Cliches about only being as old as you feel are starting to have scientific backing

We’ve heard all the cliches about aging: “You’re as young [or old] as you feel.” “Age is just a number.” “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better.” “Seventy is the new 50.” Well-intentioned, perhaps. Offensive, to some. Patronizing, to be sure. But could they be true?<p>Maybe science has …

Psychology

Why you need to exercise your feet and ankles if you want to run properly

Easter weekend might mean piles of chocolate for most folk but for many of us it means one thing and one thing alone: one last weekend of short runs …

How to master your full wheel pose—AKA the queen of heart openers

Sign up for any vinyasa yoga class, and you’ll probably come face-to-face with wheel pose—the asana is known as the *queen* of all heart openers. …

Yoga

Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots?

Federal officials have recommended a vaccine against shingles that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults from the painful rash. But persuading many adults to get this and other recommended shots continues to be an uphill battle, health providers say.<p>"I'm healthy; I'll …

Public Health

Why You Should Try Yoga Crow Pose Even If You're Scared

You won't fall on your face, promise.<p>Yoga can feel inaccessible if you're constantly comparing yourself to others in class, but setting goals can …

How to Clean a Yoga Mat

There’s nothing worse than shifting into downward dog and catching a whiff of your yoga mat. Or worse—not realizing that it smells a little “off” …

11 Yoga Mats You'll Want to Bring to Your Next Class — and They're All Under $25

Why spend a bajillion bucks on a luxury yoga mat when you could Downward Dog onto a mat that's under $25? Sure, there's something to be said for splurging on a designer mat or investing in a high-end option as a serious enthusiast or instructor, but the truth is that most can assume <i>all the …

What You Should Know About Cataract Surgery

A bout 24.5 million people in the U.S. have cataracts, a vision-blurring cloudy spot on the lens of the eye. “When you’re young, the lens is clear, …

Why some yogis get wrist pain and what to do about it

You know that pain or discomfort in the wrists that you or your fellow yogis might feel in downward dog?<p>"Wrist pain is one of the most common issues we see in yoga," says Alyson Shade, yoga instructor and co-owner of Realignment Studio in Washington, D.C. "But it can be addressed with proper …

What Are the Best Ways to Stretch Your Hamstrings With Yoga?

Specific yoga poses targeting the hamstrings can alleviate tightness and improve flexibility. The hamstrings are the three muscles that run along the …

Earth's ultimate yogis – in pictures

Having studied yoga for years, photographer Andy Richter went in search of the essence of its teachings. He found hidden layers among those following the spiritual path – from mass retreats in America to caves in India

Yoga

How to "Pensionize" Any IRA or 401(k) Plan - Stanford Center on Longevity

Read the report<p>With the decline of traditional pension plans, 401k) plans and IRAs are now the dominant retirement vehicle in America. Many older …

Stanford analyzed 292 retirement strategies — here's what its experts determined is best

When you're ready to retire, how can you be sure you'll have enough money to last? And what's the best way to withdraw your savings over the years?<p>Steve Vernon, consulting research scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity, set out to answer these questions by collaborating with the Society of …

Retirement

The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's

A high-carb diet, and the attendant high blood sugar, are associated with cognitive decline.<p>In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally been referred to as “type 3” diabetes, though that moniker doesn’t make much sense. After all, though they share a problem with insulin, type 1 diabetes …

Seven ways ... to lower your heart age

<b>Work out your heart age</b><p>You may look and feel young, but is your heart letting you down? Heart age is a concept that captures your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. There are factors that you can’t change or control: getting older, being male (until 55 – then women start to catch up) and …

Biomedicine

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, Find a Wall ASAP, and Do This Amazing Stretch

Tight hips are a common affliction among us desk dwellers. They can lead to lower back pain and tightness in our legs and just make us feel all around uncomfortable. Free your tight hips by finding a wall and doing this life-changing stretch (no really, it's <i>that</i> good!).<p>Known as figure four, you can …

The secret to keeping your brain sharp as you get older may be simpler than you may think

Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she'll give you an earful.<p>There's Johnetta, 101, whom she's known for 70 years and who has Alzheimer's disease. "I call her every day and just say 'Hi, how are you doing?' She never knows, but she says hi back, and I tease her," Smith …

A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by up to seven years

Maintaining a normal weight, not smoking, and drinking alcohol at moderatel levels add healthy years to life

Biomedicine

Doctors say they've figured out how often you need to work out to offset the effects of sitting all day

Middle age is not too late to start exercising. In fact, new evidence suggests that doing so can reverse some of the dangerous and deadly effects of a life spent sitting in a chair or on a couch.<p>In a new study released in the journal Circulation on Monday, doctors found that as a little as two …

Middle Age

10 little things you can do every day to improve your memory

Memory is one of the most precious functions our brain has.<p>So it's no wonder that we're constantly on the lookout for ways to improve it. Studies on the subject have recommended everything from eating chocolate to reading out loud to yourself.<p>INSIDER spoke to two experts to figure out a few simple …

The heat of hot yoga can be very good, but also risky for some

Franchises that offer hot yoga say its benefits include strengthening the heart, cleaning out the veins, cleansing impurities from the body and …

This 20-Minute Routine is the Laziest (but Most Effective) Workout Ever | Inc.com

Maybe you don't have time to exercise. Or, maybe instead of logging some miles on the treadmill, you tend to use your spare minutes shopping online or wasting time on Facebook. Whatever your excuse, you know that exercise will make you a better person. For one thing, when you're fit, you're more …

Exercise

Experts say these two things are the secret to living a longer life

“Blue zones” are areas of the world where people live considerably longer lives. On these territories we can find octogenarians, nonagenarians and …

Researchers have figured out why sitting all day is so bad for your health

Sitting all day —at the office, in transit to and from work, and on the couch when we get home — is terrible for us. Staying seated for too long is associated with increased risk for diabetes and various cancers, and it can more than double a person's risk for cardiovascular disease.<p>That's no …

Medical Research

Social Security Cuts May Be Coming. Here's How to Protect Your Retirement

Roughly half of Americans will be depending on Social Security for the majority of their income, and that could be a problem.<p>Raise your hand if …

Retirement

Should You Contribute to Retirement Accounts After 65?

You might be surprised by what you can get out of contributing to your retirement savings after retirement age.<p>Once you reach retirement age, it's …

Retirement

What’s the Ideal Mix of Online and Face-to-Face Classes?

For community-college students, the answer might be three in-person courses and two online ones, according to new research.

Research

Using Technology to Empower Students with Special Needs

Technology in the classroom can serve as a great equalizer. When used correctly, technology can help teachers differentiate instruction and empower …