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2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging — here's how to incorporate them into your life

One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise — and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body.<p>As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio, which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and …

Exercise

New research is backing up *this* diet’s anti-aging reputation

Who needs a fountain of youth when there’s the Mediterranean diet? It was recently discovered that the popular plan—which is made up of whole grains, …

Holistic Medicine

Researchers find a single gene plays a major role in the mental effects of aging

The Mental Effects of Aging<p>As animals get older, the electrophysiology of their hippocampal connections begins to degrade. A new study appears to …

Neuroscience

Dementia study links your risk with your fitness level

<b>(CNN) —</b> Your stamina -- or the time it takes for you to reach peak exhaustion during exercise -- can be tied to your dementia risk, and a new study reveals how.<p>The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology, found that women with high cardiovascular fitness, or high stamina, had an …

Dementia

Cancer-killing hydrogel stays in place until the job is done

The cure for cancer might have been inside us all along – our own immune system. The trick is to give it a boost to find and destroy those rogue …

Anti-Alzheimer's antibodies clean out brain plaques in mice

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine have tested a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's. In mice tests, the team has …

Dementia

The Hidden Liver Crisis

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease affects up to a third of Americans, taking a toll on our collective health. Nutrition and lifestyle changes can turn …

Diabetes

Scientists could one day make humans immortal

On Jan. 12, 1967, James Bedford, a psychology professor at Glendale College in California who had just died of cancer, took his first step toward …

Singularity

Research Says These 6 Habits Improve Future Brain Health

Doctors claim the secret to a healthy brain in years to come is to S.H.I.E.L.D. it.<p>Many of us hope to live a long life, which includes being of sound mind and body. While there's lots of education and emphasis on physical health as a way to live longer--maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, …

The Brain

Comprehensive study suggests biological aging is slowing down

Everybody wants to live longer, and to help turn back the clock scientists are working on drugs, stem cell treatments and caloric restriction. But …

Scientists unravel secrets of ‘superagers’

Researchers find elderly people with high cognitive function have more of a certain type of brain cell<p>“Superagers” have long puzzled scientists, but now researchers say they are unpicking why some people live beyond 80 – and still appear to be in fine fettle, with cognitive capacities on a par with …

Alzheimer's Disease

This Exercise Can Give You the Immune System of a 20-year-old, New Research Shows

Exercise, even in old age, is known to have a wide range of health benefits, from preventing disability to slowing memory decline. But a new study …

12 Magical Things That Will Slow Down Ageing & Help You Get A Glowing Skin

With a lifestyle like ours, struggling to stay fit and eat healthy is a task most of us fail at almost every day. But what if we told you there are …

Wellness

Here’s How Cycling Can Slow Down the Aging Process

New research finds that older adults who bike can reverse muscle decline and keep their immune systems strong<p>It might not grant eternal youth, but cycling, scientists have found, can slow the aging process and keep your muscles and immune system healthy well into your golden years.<p>Aging, it turns …

Cycling

The Top 5 Brain-Boosting Foods You Should Be Eating

A well-fed brain is one of your greatest assets when it comes to your career. Creating work you’re proud of, thinking with a clear head, and communicating effectively are crucial to carving out your path and building your network. Not surprisingly, diet plays a starring role. <br>In her new book, <i>Brain</i> …

Nutrition

The Best Anti-Aging Foods for Women

You are what you eat. And while being that Swedish-Fish-Oreo-meets-ramen-burger-mash-up might feel pretty damn good sometimes, the energy high that …

What Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?

Exercise is just as good for the brain as it is for the body, a growing body of research is showing. And one kind in particular—aerobic …

Exercise

Eat yourself younger by making good food choices which slow signs of ageing

<b>From smoothing wrinkles to fighting grey hair, the right food choices can help slow down the signs of ageing according to recent research.</b><p><b>In an</b> …

How Exercising Into Old Age Can Keep Your Immune System Young

Exercise, even in old age, is known to have a wide range of health benefits, from preventing disability to slowing memory decline. But a new study …

Old Age

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

New type of stem cell produces two tissues for the price of one

If you wind back the clock on the different cells in our bodies, they'd all start life as one of just a few types of stem cells. Now, researchers …

Common skin bacteria found to produce skin-cancer killing molecule

A large population of microorganisms live on our skin. Known as the skin microbiome, many of these organisms serve a vital protective function …

"Axis of aging" mechanism uncovered in worms

<i>C. elegans</i> is a pretty unassuming worm, but its simplicity makes it a great model to study biological processes. It's been used to study longevity …

DARPA looks to slow biological time to save lives on the battlefield

That time is of the essence when it comes to critical injuries on the battlefield won't be news to many, but how DARPA plans to manipulate it to keep …

The Healthiest Foods You Can Eat in Every Decade of Your Life

Here's what to eat in your 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond to stay healthy and fit—plus, which foods to avoid if you want to age well.<p>Think that just …

Wellness

Gout and diet: Foods and drinks to avoid

Gout is an arthritic condition that can cause sudden, severe joint pain. If you are experiencing symptoms of gout, the NHS recommends that you see a …

Holistic Medicine
Cloud Computing

Want to Live Longer? A Neuroscientist Says These Surprising Daily Habits Make It Much More Likely

'I have no explanation for it,' said the lead researcher. But she's certain it works.<p>If you want to live long and prosper, step one is to make sure you "live long."<p>We've seen recently that drinking lots of coffee makes a long life more likely. (Also, never smoke.)<p>But now, stunning new research …

Hobbies

New study reverses Alzheimer's in mice, while similar big clinical trial fails

A new study has successfully reversed both the biological and behavioral hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in mouse models. The research found that …

I drank lemon water every morning for a week — and I saw results

Winter can be a difficult time to stay healthy when it seems like everyone around you is infected with the flu. Although there are many natural remedies and precautions you can take to try and fight these nasty viruses, sometimes, their attack is just too strong. So this winter, I decided to try …

Alternative Medicine