Healthy Aging

Overcome exercise excuses

Overcome exercise excuses

Although most people know that regular exercise is vital to good health, many find that it’s a hard habit to maintain. Just over half of adults in the United States meet the recommended advice to do moderate-intensity exercise (such as brisk walking) at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Two of the main reasons people say they ...

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Can DNA markers predict aging?

Can DNA markers predict aging?

It’s a bit like clockwork: Soon after an important scientific finding about health, a slew of self-help products arrive to support it. Added sugars are unhealthy? Try this diet. A sedentary lifestyle leads to disease? Do this workout. So it’s not surprising that increasing knowledge about DNA markers for longevity called telomeres has spawned yet another round of self-help tools. ...

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I’m so lonesome I could cry

I’m so lonesome I could cry

After only the opening chords and one or two bars of that haunting melody, you probably recognize the old song by Hank Williams — the one with the lyrics that express a feeling almost all of us have experienced: Hear that lonesome whippoorwill He sounds too blue to fly. The midnight train is whining low I’m so lonesome I could ...

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