Eating Healthy at 60 and Beyondchevron_right
We change over time. And our eating habits should, too. The recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 address this by including life stages, like older adulthood, for the first time.
Drive Well as You Agechevron_right
Americans love to drive. And that love affair with automobiles doesn’t fade as we get older. In fact, being able to drive plays a key role in older adults’ ability to maintain their independence as the years go by.
Take 3 Steps Toward Healthy Eatingchevron_right
We know we should eat more of what’s good for us and less of what’s not. But most Americans get too many calories and not enough nutrition in their daily diet, health experts claim. Here’s a simple three-step plan to help.
Pandemic Stress Has Taken a Toll on Teethchevron_right
Clenched teeth have long served as a telltale sign of stress. And as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to weigh on Americans, dentists are noticing a concerning trend.
Start a Fitness Journey—With Your Doctor’s Helpchevron_right
A famous saying notes that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. If you have a chronic health condition or disability, deciding that you’re ready to start exercising may be the first step. The next one should be talking with your healthcare provider.
How to Take Inflammation Off Your Platechevron_right
Chronic inflammation. It’s a common villain in a host of health problems—from heart disease, diabetes, and obesity to cancer and dementia. And although all inflammation isn’t bad—it’s our body’s natural response to infection or injury—it can damage healthy cells when the immune system misfires and begins to attack the body.
The Hidden Health Risk for ‘Tough Guys’chevron_right
In the U.S., men die by suicide at three and a half times the rate women do. And some face an even greater danger than others, new research finds.
6 Ways Men Can Take Better Care of Their Healthchevron_right
When it comes to health, men and women are not on the same page. One reason is that men tend to lead less healthy lifestyles than women and take part in more risky behaviors. And women also tend to take better care of themselves when they get sick. But with health problems such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes looming, men need to take better care of themselves.
Hot, Hot, Hot! Exercise Safely in Summerchevron_right
Hot, humid conditions test the limits of even the most dedicated athletes. So it’s no surprise that summer weather is a challenge for those of us with more modest exercise goals. Here’s how to stay on track while avoiding heat-related problems.
Seniors: Find Your Strength Inspirationchevron_right
Strength training. It’s something we know we’re supposed to do, but it can be so easy ignore. After all, gyms are intimidating—especially for older adults—and not everyone is motivated by the thought of bigger, stronger muscles.