Walnuts May Support Brain Function in Older Adults

Eating walnuts could be the ticket to supporting cognitive function in older adults, according to a recent study.   After conducting telephone interviews to assess cognitive status in 3,632 adults ages 65 and older in the U.S., researchers concluded any walnut consumption was associated with higher cognitive ability. The results were published in Public Health Nutrition on[…]

Is Your Partner Optimistic? Why That Impacts Your Health as You Age

  Researchers say being in a romantic relationship with an optimist may help you avoid cognitive decline as you age. Optimistic people tend to exhibit healthier behaviors that are linked to good cognitive function. An optimistic partner might set a good example for their spouse to follow. Optimism is a quality that can be learned.[…]

How Meditation Protects the Aging Brain from Decline

A string of recent research suggests regular meditation practice may boost mental flexibility and focus, offering powerful protection against cognitive decline.   Most of us begin to misplace our keys, forget people’s names, or solve math problems less readily as we approach middle age. This is often referred to as age-related cognitive decline. Years ago,[…]

Tips to Avoid Falls and Fractures

A few household fixes, like clearing away clutter, can help you avoid taking a spill and possibly breaking a bone.   Get Moving Regular exercise is a great way to improve your balance and flexibility. It also helps your bones get stronger and denser. That will lower the chance that you’ll fall and break one.[…]

Chair Exercises for Seniors

It’s Never Too Late to Start Strength Training   There’s no denying that structural and functional deterioration of the human body occurs with age. It takes one look around a nursing home or a hospital to recognize that there’s truth to this statement.   That said, the American College of Sports Medicine’s 2009 Position Stand, “Exercise[…]