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Think Declining Memory ‘Just Comes With Age’? Think Again.

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

It’s natural to start to lose your mental edge as you get older, right? Forgetfulness and memory loss are inevitable as the years pass, aren’t they?

That common belief is false, according to a new report in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

The world’s top geriatrics researchers say mounting evidence shows that the true cause of cognitive decline is disease… Aging is not the culprit.

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The Surprising Factor That Drives Longevity

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Doctors have known for decades that two major factors lead to a long life: genetics and a healthy lifestyle.

But a new study shows there’s something else that strongly influences how long we will live. 

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine analyzed mental outlook of more than 70,000 people. The scientists followed the subjects for up to 30 years.[1]

The researchers found that optimistic people had 11-15% longer lifespans.

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The Disturbing Surgery Side Effect They Don’t Tell You About

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

Before surgery, doctors have a standard procedure that they follow with each patient.

They explain the possible side effects. They discuss after-surgery pain care and rehab. They give you a general idea of what to expect. 

And then, just before the operation, you are asked to sign a consent form that says you agree to allow your doctor to perform the operation and you understand the risks. 

But there is one danger that you likely won’t know about.

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Frailty in Old Age Is Not Inevitable If You Do 2 Things

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

We’ve all seen it happen to a parent, grandparent, and other loved ones… 

When they were young, they were energetic and full of life.

As they got older, they slowed down. They grew weak.

They started walking with a slow shuffle. Simple tasks like opening a jar or walking up stairs became impossible. They became painfully thin. The energy was gone.

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Seniors Flock to Cannabis

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Marijuana has traditionally been associated with young people. For some generations, teenage pot smoking is a rite of passage.

Times have changed.

These days, cannabis use among seniors is growing faster than among any other age group. One survey found a ten-fold increase in number of people over 65 who use marijuana products. Nearly 4% of older Americans say they have used cannabis in the past year.

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Scientists: One Strange Fruit Slows Aging

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Featured Article, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

Getting older isn’t all bad…

Most of us become more financially secure as the years go by.

And retirement means getting to spend more time doing the things we like to do rather than things we have to do.

The downside is what happens to our bodies. We get weaker, slower, and sicker.

But there’s nothing you can do about that, aside from the usual advice about eating right and exercising, right?

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