Simple physical activity supports cognitive abilities in later life, says study. We know staying in shape as we age is vital for our physical and emotional health. Keeping active also helps our brain to function better. Marissa Gogniat and colleagues from Georgia University designed a study to measure the effect of physical activity on cognitive... Continue Reading →
Can feeling young at heart help you live longer?
The age you feel is a better predictor of health than the date on your birth certificate, study confirms. How old would you be if your age were unknown? Would it make a difference to how you feel? The well-known saying 'you are only as old as you feel' has some evidence to support it.... Continue Reading →
Are you really as old as you feel?
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter,” said Mark Twain, and he could be right. We all know of people aged over 80 who have a zest for life despite being old, and others who reach 40 and claim they are over the hill. Some people feel... Continue Reading →
Age is a state of mind. Why does it matter?
“He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden," said Plato, the Greek Philosopher. Could Plato be right? Some people seem to flourish with age whilst others fizzle. However, scientists are discovering that... Continue Reading →
How can meditation slow down the ageing processes?
According to research, specific forms of meditation may help protect against the ageing process at a cellular level. Do you know that our biological age can be different to our actual age? Scientists measure our biological age by looking at part of our DNA called telomeres – a protein situated at the ends of chromosomes... Continue Reading →