A national poll revealed that approximately 90 percent of Americans over age 50 want to stay in their homes as they grow older. To stay in your own home as you age is called "aging in place."
Over the last century, researchers have noted that our life expectancy has increased dramatically. People are living longer than ever before, and while that is cause for celebration, have you ever considered how well-lived those “extra” years are?
Several physical indicators tell us that we are getting older. However, our overall state of health sometimes determines the rate at which aging progresses. So, what are some physical indicators of aging?
Rates of Parkinson's disease have more than doubled over the past 30 years without a clearly identified cause.
Older adults are at a greater risk of developing cardiac arrhythmias due to an aging heart, other illnesses, and medications affecting the heart.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has nearly tripled globally since 1975, affecting 1 billion people. Estimates by WHO predict that by 2025, 167 million adults and children will become less healthy due to obesity. Obesity has indeed reached epidemic proportions.
Cortisol is a glucocorticoid hormone produced in the adrenal gland that responds to stress to maintain a balance in most organs and tissues.
When we have stress at home or work, it can be mentally and physically challenging. When stress occurs over a short period but then resolves, there is time for our body to recover. However, our body does not have a chance to recover when stress is ongoing. So, what are the long-term effects when high stress is chronic?
Usually, when we think of hormonal weight gain, we think of females and their menstrual cycle. However, did you know that males can also have hormonal weight gain? While they do not have a particular hormonal cycle, some key factors indicate that males can also have increased weight as they age due to hormonal fluctuations.
You’ve just finished that bag of salty chips before bedtime. You look at the calendar, knowing your period (menstrual cycle) is due any day.