As you get older, you might not be able to do the things you used to. Maybe your knees give you trouble. Maybe you just can’t stay up late anymore. Maybe your back gets stiff on long car rides. But don’t assume every change is something you need to live with as you age. Do you feel like you can’t do as much as you should be able to do? Do you get fatigued or winded easily? Do you feel like you don’t have any ambition?
Feel like you’re slowing down? Don’t chalk it up to aging. It could be a sign of a heart valve disease.
In popular culture, a firm grip has long been associated with a macho image, but it turns out that an increased handgrip strength can help both women and men reduce the dangers associated with high blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, over 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, which it defines as being above 130/80. High blood pressure, known as hypertension, increases the risk of stroke and usually increases as
Getting a grip on your health is easier than you think.
The average Alzheimer’s patient is not "Still Alice,” the 50-something linguistics expert from the Academy Award-winning movie who faces a devastating diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. The average Alzheimer’s patient is in her late 70s, whose disease comes on more slowly than depicted in that film, says George Perry, Ph.D., Professor of Biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio and editor-in-chief of the
These behavioral changes may warn of Alzheimer's — and they have nothing to do with memory problems.
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