Aging & Wellness

Demographics, Depression & Differences in Wellness in Older Adults
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Recently, researchers examined looked at how demographic variables and depression symptoms related to wellness, resilience, and age perceptions among independent living senior living residents. In…

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Lonely Hearts, Helping Hands: Easing Loneliness for Recent Widows with Volunteering
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In light of the numerous negative physical and mental consequences associated with loneliness, researchers examined whether becoming a volunteer might attenuate some of the loneliness…

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Get Me to the Church on Time: Religiosity Linked to Longer Life Expectancy
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A new study shines light on the contributions of different aspects of religion on life expectancy and looks at what proportion of any extended life…

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Another Reason to Diversify: Your Health Depends on It
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In a study that earned a 2018 silver Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging Award, researchers examined how systemic inflammation—which is linked to poor health,…

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Stressed Out? Change Your Attitudes Toward Aging
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According to recent research, having a positive attitude toward one’s own aging may help older adults cope with stress by reducing negative reactions to difficult…

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Leveling the Playing Field: Exercise Intervention Boosts Brain Function in Older Hispanics
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A recent study examined the effects of an exercise intervention called ¡Caminemos! on the cognitive function of 571 Hispanic/Latino older adults for two years. The…

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Cult of Personality: Older Adults’ Personalities Impact Their Benefits from Social Contact
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While social contact has been shown to have positive impacts on cognitive functioning in older adults overall, a recent study looked at how individuals’ personalities…

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Museums for Memory: How Cultural Engagement Affects Brain Health
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Is going to a museum, theater performance, or cinema good for our brains? A recent study aimed to answer this question. Previous research has suggested…

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Volunteer to Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
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In an innovative study, researchers examined how various types of social engagement and participation influence older adults’ risk of cardiovascular disease. The researchers hypothesized that…

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Imagine Yourself Setting an Exercise Goal: Self-Regulatory Imagery & Physical Activity
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Using imagery can play a valuable role in motivating and influencing physical activity. A recent study looked at the influence of a specific type of…

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Standing Up for Sitting Less: How Reducing Time Spent Sitting Affects Older Adults
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To address the growing health concerns surrounding too much sedentary time, researchers investigated strategies to encourage older adults to be more active throughout the day…

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Why Work Out? How Exercise Motivation Differs for Older & Younger Adults
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Prior research has suggested that as people age, motivations change from being focused on future-oriented goals to present-oriented, emotionally meaningful goals, such as maintaining social…

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