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Aging Well: Wrinkle Fighting Foods

by Kimberly Hays August 28th, 2020 | Aging Well
We try to eat well to keep our bodies healthy as we age, and we also want to look as youthful on the outside as we feel on the inside. Although wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process that are influenced by genetics, and other factors like smoking and sun exposure, we can still fight wrinkles by eating the right foods. The Mayo Clinic states that a healthy diet that is rich in particular vitamins and nutrients can help decrease wrinkles. Many of these foods are probably already part of your healthy diet, but an increase in
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The Links Between City Living And Better Health

by Editorial Team May 5th, 2020 | Aging Well

For years, the prevailing wisdom has been that living in a city is bad for your health. Why would anyone choose to live in a crowded, noisy urban environment when they could stretch out in the suburbs? Although it’s true that the suburban lifestyle is attractive in many ways, it may not be as good for you as you have been led to believe. A recent study conducted by the University of Oxford and the University of Hong Kong found that obesity rates are lower where the population is denser. In addition, people who live in cities socialize

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Living with HIV and AIDS

by Joe Lawrence December 20th, 2019 | Aging Well, Health Observance
In the United States, there are roughly 1.1 million people living with AIDS. Awareness is at an all time high and there are many advances in research and treatment. These advances in medicines, treatment, and living with the disease have created a welcome side effect: an aging AIDS population. However, with this comes a few more issues.

It is estimated that by the year 2020 more than half of those infected with the virus will be over the age of 50 (current numbers are roughly one third). This is great news on the surface because people are now surviving for
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Antioxidants are the Key to Staying Young

by Joe Lawrence December 6th, 2019 | Aging Well
From the foods we eat and the air we breathe, free radicals find a new home in our bodies. These have been linked to aging the body and other diseases, but they can be slowed down with diet alone.

Free radicals are partial molecules that are desperately seeking to match up with another. They are like the guys at last call trying to find a girl, nothing good can come out of it for either person. The same is true for free radicals. They seek out oxygenated cells in the body and eventually begin to kill off the body's cells.
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Living with Alzheimer’s

by Joe Lawrence November 1st, 2019 | Aging Well
November is Alzheimer's Awareness month and this is a disease that is not easy for anyone involved. The caregiver and the patient all have many hurdles to overcome while battling the disease. However, there are beneficial things that can be done to ease the process.

One of the first things is to realize the patient is not the disease. Once the label of Alzheimer's is slapped to the person, others tend to write them off. Just because there are some early signs setting in does not mean the person is complete goner. In fact, many patients are forming support groups
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.