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Blog posts tagged in aging
The New York TimesIs age just a number?
New research suggests a positive mindset could be a fountain of youth. Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health found that older individuals who were subliminally exposed to positive stereotypes about aging (words like “spry” and “creative” flashed on a computer screen) showed improved physical functioning—including balance--that lasted for several weeks.
Keep reading to learn about a remarkable Harvard study and how you can explore the mind-wellness connection when you visit Wellbody Academy.
How will you live the last decade of your life? Will you be pedaling a bicycle or maneuvering a wheelchair? Will you share a crisp salad and glass of wine with your partner or be fed medicines and mush by a hospital aide?
Watch this extremely clever, but sobering, one-minute video (click "continue reading") that depicts two very different realities—and you’ll realize that wrinkles and balding are superficial worries when it comes to aging.
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Wellbody Bookshelf welcomes three new titles and free public talks by authors who share heartfelt stories and advice about caring for loved ones with dementia. . .
Where do you plan to live in your golden years?
Interesting story in U.S. News & World Report about a new trend in elder housing. . .
"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you have to start young." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Your chronological age is not necessarily your biological age, and that’s not just baby boomer denial...