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Want A Healthy Aging Cure With No Side Effects? Try Meditation!

Want a Healthy Aging Cure with no Side Effects? Try Meditation!

Try Meditation!. My 60th year has been the busiest of my life. I’ve started meditating. After 90 days on the market, he was stressing us both out. “You should try meditation,” she said. There’s not enough time in a day as it is. I meditate first thing every morning for just 10 minutes. I still rush to get everything done, but sometimes I feel like I’m floating through the stressful parts of the day. How do you meditate? Please join the conversation to share your thoughts.
Severe Foot Pain Linked To Recurrent Falls

Severe foot pain linked to recurrent falls

This finding also extends to those diagnosed with planus foot posture (flat feet), indicating that both foot pain and foot posture may play a role in falls among older adults. Using data from the Framingham Foot study, researchers found that foot pain and foot posture were not associated with any one fall; however, in the case of multiple falls, foot pain and foot posture were often a factor. "We know that having more than one fall can be of concern. However, higher odds of recurrent falls were seen for those with foot pain, especially severe foot pain, as well as those with planus foot posture, indicating that both foot pain and foot posture may play a role in falls," said Marian Hannan, Co -Director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center at the Institute for Aging Research and Associate Professor of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health. "This is important because falls are a serious problem for older adults. With this new knowledge we hope to find more solutions to lessen the risk of falls in older adults," said Lead author Arunima Awale, Research Associate at Hebrew Senior Life's Institute for Aging Research. More than 30 percent of individuals over the age of 65 fall at least once a year. This figure increases to over 40% for persons aged 75 years or older. This study was supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease and National Institute of Aging (grant number AR047853); and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Framingham Heart Study N01-HC-25195). Article: Foot Function, Foot Pain, and Falls in Older Adults: The Framingham Foot Study, Awale A.a · Hagedorn T.J.b · Dufour A.B.a,c,d · Menz H.B.f · Casey V.A.e · Hannan M.T., Gerontology, doi: 10.1159/000475710, published online 9 May 2017.
Skin Aging Could Be Delayed With A Common Antioxidant

Skin aging could be delayed with a common antioxidant

Methylene blue reduced markers of senescence in skin cells To test their theory, Xiong and colleagues tested methylene blue and three other antioxidants - N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, MitoQ, and MitoTEMPO - on skin fibroblasts. Treatment with methylene blue also led to a reduction in markers of cellular senescence; the compound increased cell division and reduced cell death. In fibroblasts derived from older adults, who were aged 80 and older, the researchers found that 4 weeks of treatment with methylene blue led to numerous improvements. "I was encouraged and excited to see skin fibroblasts, derived from individuals more than 80 years old, grow much better in methylene blue-containing medium with reduced cellular senescence markers," says Xiong. The team notes that methylene blue was much better at reducing signs of aging in skin fibroblasts than the other three antioxidants tested. Increased water retention, skin thickness in 3-D model Next, the researchers tested methylene blue on a 3-D model of human skin, which was developed by Xiong and senior study author Kan Cao - an associate professor of cell biology and molecular genetics at UMD - using living human skin cells. The team found that the skin model not only retained more water when treated with methylene blue, but it also increased in thickness. Furthermore, the researchers found that methylene blue led to little or no skin irritation, which further increases the compound's feasibility as an effective anti-aging product. "Our work suggests that methylene blue could be a powerful antioxidant for use in skin care products. Please note: Any medical information published on this website is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with a health care professional.
Aging Does Not Necessarily Preclude Healthy Arteries

Aging does not necessarily preclude healthy arteries

"As people get older, their arteries become stiffer and they develop high blood pressure. He and his colleagues suggest that a healthful diet and lifestyle can reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stiff arteries, both of which raise the risk for heart disease. The team studied nearly 3,200 people aged 50 and older who took part in the Framingham Heart Study, and they assessed how many participants met the requirements for healthy vascular aging. The researchers defined healthy vascular aging as having normal blood pressure and the arterial stiffness of people aged 30 and under, which was assessed using a method called pulse-wave velocity. One percent of older adults have healthy blood vessels The results showed that nearly 18 percent of participants (566 individuals) met the definition for healthy vascular aging. The age group most likely to meet the requirements for healthy vascular aging were aged 50 to 59, in which 30 percent met the definition. Niiranen says that they also found that the participants with healthy vascular aging had a 55 percent lower risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. In fact, they found that participants who were meeting six out of the seven targets of the American Heart Association's (AHA) Life's Simple 7 program were 10 times more likely to meet the requirements for healthy vascular aging than participants who met none or only one of them. Life's Simple 7 In 2010, the AHA for the first time linked "ideal cardiovascular health" to seven simple diet and lifestyle changes that people can make to reduce their risk of stroke and heart disease. However, he suggests that the odds of maintaining healthy blood vessels - "even into old age" - increase by following Life's Simple 7, and concludes that: "For the most part, it's not genetic factors that stiffen the body's network of blood vessels during aging.