Aging & Wellness

Standing Up for Sitting Less: How Reducing Time Spent Sitting Affects Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

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
, Aging & Wellness

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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Waltz for White Matter: To Reverse Natural Aging of Brain, Older Adults Should Step Up to Dance
, Aging & Wellness, Uncategorized

The breaking down of cerebral white matter is one of the neural changes that drives age-related declines in cognition. Researchers set out to determine if…

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Getting to Know You: Intergenerational Contact Shifts Young People’s Perceptions of Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study investigated how intergenerational contact influences young people’s perceptions of older adults. The researchers hypothesized that quality intergenerational contact would lead young adults…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Are Learning to Fall
, Aging & Wellness

Learning how to fall is an intervention not commonly heard of in aging services, but it has been making headway. In theory, older adults in…

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Having a Higher Purpose Lowers Risks of Physical Decline
, Aging & Wellness

Sense of purpose has been associated with multiple cognitive and other health outcomes in older adults. Using longitudinal data from the Health and Retirement Survey,…

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Why Me? What Makes Some People More Susceptible to Online Fraud?
, Aging & Wellness

With an increasing amount of online fraud being conducted in the form of “phishing” emails, a recent paper looked at the cognitive and emotional characteristics…

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Total Recall: How Age-Related Stereotypes Affect Older Adults’ Recall & Memory
, Aging & Wellness

In two studies, researchers examined evidence that age-related stereotypes have a surprising effect on recall and memory in older adults. In the first study, approximately…

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The Long & Short of It: Get Your Recommended Weekly Physical Activity However You Can
, Aging & Wellness

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released in 2008 recommended that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate—or 75 minutes of vigorous—physical activity each…

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Working Out with Friends: The Benefits of Peer-Coaching
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers examined the effectiveness of a peer-coached exercise club for older adults. The club, which was founded in 2010 by an older adult, meets every…

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Inflammation Information: How & Why Inflammation Impacts the Brain
, Aging & Wellness

Attention has recently increased for the negative health outcomes associated with inflammation. A recent study looked at the impact of inflammation on the brain, and…

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A Giving Heart: How Helping Behaviors Affect Cardiovascular Risk in Men & Women
, Aging & Wellness

Engaging in helping behaviors has been suggested to benefit the giver as well as the recipient. A recent study looked at what impact three types…

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