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Rewarding relationships important for healthy aging: How loneliness harms health

Posted February 23, 2014

Researchers have found loneliness boosts the chances of dying almost as much as poverty for older adults. Loneliness from lack of rewarding social connections can raise the chances of premature death 14 percent according to findings presented at the 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Chicago.

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Enjoy life and you will age better confirmed in study

Posted January 21, 2014

You know that proverb, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?” As it turns out it probably will not help Jack age well either. According to a new study inCMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). folks who enjoy life maintain better physical function in daily activities and keep up faster walking speeds as they age, compared to those that don’t. Seems like common sense, but it does take a concerted effort to really change our dispositions.

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Reverse the effects of aging naturally

Posted January 7, 2014

People are often obsessed with age, in the early years being proud to become and act older, and in the latter years doing everything possible to look younger. So how then can we take more control over the effects of the degenerative aging process?

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Drinking red wine in moderation may prolong your life

Posted January 7, 2014

There have been a lot of reports over the years claiming some red wine may improve your health. Actually, enjoying some red wine in moderation may prolong your life, reports Doctor’s Health Press on Jan. 2, 2014. It has been found in a recent study that moderate drinkers have been living longer than people who abstain from drinking.

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4 Habits That Can Lower Your All-Cause Risk of Death by 80%

Posted November 6, 2013

If you could dramatically lower your risk of dying from all causes by eighty percent, would it be worth your effort to change a few simple lifestyle habits? Virtually everyone has a concern about chronic disease and mortality, especially as they get older, but researchers are now able to quantify a significantly reduced risk profile that can be achieved by adopting four common sense practices that will come as no surprise to health-minded individuals.

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Mediterranean diet linked to longer lifespan and better health

Posted November 5, 2013

New research suggests that middle-aged women who follow a Mediterranean diet or similar may increase their lifespan and avoid physical or cognitive impairments and chronic illnesses in older age. This is according to study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Eating a lot of fiber could save your life

Posted October 21, 2013

There has been a great deal of hype in the natural health press about the vital importance of fiber for your overall good health. It appears there is a great deal more to this than simply serving as good marketing for certain foods and magazines. Studies have consistently confirmed that fiber is simply good for your health, and lack of fiber could make you very sick.

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Exercise and Vitamin E Fight Aging

Posted October 7, 2013

The study found that older men and women who exercised regularly and took vitamin E supplements improved their cardiovascular health and decreased their levels of a blood marker for cell destruction by free radicals, which contributes to aging and disease.

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Fruits and Vegetables May Save Your Life: Single habit to extend your life

Posted October 4, 2013

Do you eat at least six to seven servings of fruits and vegetables each day? You should – it may be one habit that will actually extend your life. A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that those whose diets were rich in produce reduced their risk of mortality by 10% and delayed mortality by a little more than a year. The most important finding – eating fruits and vegetables positively benefited health, even when there were other factors “against” you, such as alcohol consumption, smoking and obesity.

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5 Surprising Ways to Increase Your Life Expectancy

Posted October 1, 2013

While it’s true that people are living longer these days, it’s not a guarantee. You still have to take good care of yourself, of course. You likely know the basic steps to staying healthy, like loading up on fruits and vegetables, exercising and getting regular checkups, but there are other ways to extend your life that might surprise you.

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