Tim Zak

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Life gets better after 50: why age tends to work in favour of happiness

Jonathan Rauch, author of The Happiness Curve, was relieved to find an explanation for his gloom – academics say adulthood happiness is U-shaped<p>When Jonathan Rauch fell into the doldrums in his 40s, he had no idea why. Life was good: he had a successful career, a solid relationship, good health and …

Happiness

The 10 Fantastic Health Benefits of Traveling in an RV

There's just something romantic and exhilarating about the idea of a great American road trip. The classic Airstream trailer; the small, storied …

Extra time: how smart exercise keeps you younger for longer

As the writer Bill Gifford puts it: 'Ageing makes us fat, and then our fat makes us age'<p>Your nervous system is changing, too. Reaction times are at their best around age 24<p>Research suggests 120 is the absolute upper limit for the durability of the human frame<p>Slow down, that used to be the mantra …

Exercise

The personality traits that people who live to be 100 have in common

In Italy's mountainous Cilento region on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is not uncommon for villagers to live well into their 90s and sometimes …

Psychology

A Million Dollar at 59 Is More Than Enough

Last week, I wrote about my plan C and D for retirement. I called them my “last resort” plans as they refer to the classic model of retirement; go to …

Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich review – wise words on real wellness

You may view your body as a temple – particularly if you exercise ferociously, detox regularly, desist from alcohol, tobacco, sugar and all processed foods and positivity seeps out of every pore – but the indefatigable Barbara Ehrenreich has news for you. No amount of mindfulness, self-discipline …

Breast Cancer

When do you know you're old enough to die? Barbara Ehrenreich has some answers

With her latest book, Natural Causes, Barbara Ehrenreich notes that there’s an age at which death no longer requires much explanation<p>Four years ago, Barbara Ehrenreich, 76, reached the realisation that she was old enough to die. Not that the author, journalist and political activist was sick; she …

Health

Mike Fremont: 96 Years Young

Mike Fremont, who turned 96 years old on February 23, still runs 10 miles three times per week. He canoes the other days. He holds four single-age …

Marathons

5 Questions to Help You Find Your Sense of Purpose

Finding meaning makes us healthier and more fulfilled. Here's how to look.<p>Sometimes it feels that our culture has nearly reached a saturation point …

Watch this 100-year-old runner set a new age group record in the 60-meter dash

Everything about this race is impressive!<p>Last year, Orville Rogers — then 99 years old — had an epic race at the 2017 Masters Indoor Track Championships. Did he retire after that? Hell NO. New age, new record!<p>Keep your eyes on the man in the BLUE. I’ll explain everything after you watch the …

USATF

The age advantage: how female 'olderpreneurs' are starting businesses in midlife

Women Mean Business banner<p>When Jane Kellock proposed an idea for a new business to her male boss and an investor, their response was disappointing. “They said, ‘I like this bit but I don’t like that bit,’” she recalls. “They were quite disparaging.”<p>But Kellock, 56, who had spent her career working …

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

High Blood Pressure

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

Muscle

Exercise can slow the ageing process – a professor explains how

The tradition of sending a telegram to every British citizen on their 100th birthday was started just over 100 years ago by George V, who sent out …

5 Benefits of Hiring Older Candidates

Hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences builds a ton of character in leaders.<p><i>By Mike Podesto, founder of Find My Profession, Inc.</i><p>I hired someone who is 20 years older than me. Despite being told this was a bad idea, that he is "too old,” that he wouldn't relate to me, I hired him …

Employment

Is vitamin D really a cure-all – and how should we get our fix?

Vitamin D is having quite a moment. In the past few months, evidence has been growing that the “sunshine vitamin” not only has an important role in bone and muscle health, but might also help prevent a range of cancers, reduce the chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis, protect against multiple …

Vitamin D

Cycling keeps your immune system young, study finds

The sport also preserves muscle and helps maintains stable levels of body fat and cholesterol<p>Cycling can hold back the effects of ageing and rejuvenate the immune system, a study has found.<p>Scientists carried out tests on 125 amateur cyclists aged 55 to 79 and compared them with healthy adults from …

Immune System

Want Meaning? Self-Made Billionaire Ray Dalio Says This Is The 1 Question You Need To Answer

Global hedge fund founder says it isn't money or economics that matter most.<p>Life throws so many decisions at us. Which city do you live in? Which job? Do you marry? Self-made billionaire Ray Dalio has a reassuring perspective on how to approach big questions. According to Bloomberg, he's one of the …

Self-improvement

Mind Over Body: A Psychiatrist Tells How To Tap Into Wisdom And Grow With Age

We’ve all seen it happen: An older friend or family member retires, is diagnosed with a serious illness or loses a spouse. Suddenly, this …

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

The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better

Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, …

Bill Clinton

What happens inside your body when you exercise?

New research unlocks clues about exercise at the cellular level.<p>If you've ever worked out, you know what it feels like in your body. Your body …

Exercise

Why most people won’t ever achieve greatness

Anyone can achieve greatness. Anyone.<p>Greatness is relative, yes. The results might look different; for some, simply quitting an addiction means …

Motivation

The 4 Worst Things You Can Do When Your Muscles Are Sore

You might be making your aches even worse<p>If you've stepped up your workout routine, it’s probably no surprise that lowering yourself onto the porcelain throne for the next day or so can be a grimace-worthy ordeal.<p>“Muscle soreness is a very common side effect of training, especially in beginners as …

Exercise

Easing the brakes on the "immortality" enzyme could slow aging

Most of us accept that aging and eventually death are just the inevitable prices we pay for being alive in the first place – but maybe there's a way …

Genetics

This simple test may reveal your true biological age

Forget about crow's feet, laugh lines, and counting the candles on your birthday cake or the spots on your hands; there's now a better, more accurate …

The 5 Places Where People Live the Longest and Healthiest Lives

These areas are known as Blue Zones.<p>Global life expectancy averages out to 71.4 years. That means, of course, that some parts of the world see much …

Costa Rica

Scientists Are Revealing The Brain Difference That Turns Some People Into 'Superagers'

This is amazing.<p>They're the minority the majority is dying to get into. Superagers: older folks aged 80 and beyond whose razor-sharp powers of mental …

Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …

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 …

Study Skills