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Retirement is Good for your Health

Retirement is Good for your Health

A recent study of over 27,000 adults, age 45 and up, shows that retirement can improve your health. Researchers examined data on the lifestyle behaviors of the participants over a three-year study period. During this time, 11% of the group retired. Results show that retirement is associated with positive lifestyle changes. Compared to the participants
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Pump Iron, Live Longer

Pump Iron, Live Longer

There are numerous studies touting the benefits of exercise and a recent study adds to the body of research finding that strength training can help you live longer. The 15-year study included more than 30,000 people, all age 65 and older. Nearly 10% reported strength training at least twice a week. These participants lowered their
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Thyroid Levels Linked to Depression in Retirees

Thyroid Levels Linked to Depression in Retirees

A new study indicates that, as we age, our thyroid activity may put us at an increased risk for depression. Research shows that even minor changes in thyroid levels can have an effect on our mental health. The researchers analyzed data of more than 1500 people with an average age of 70. Each had their
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Higher Risk of Health Problems for Night Owls

Higher Risk of Health Problems for Night Owls

A recent study finds that night owls are more at risk for health problems such as diabetes, sarcopenia (a condition where the body gradually loses muscle mass), and metabolic syndrome (a collection of health conditions that increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke). This is true even if the night owls sleep the
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Centenarians Live Extra Years in Good Health

Centenarians Live Extra Years in Good Health

A recent study finds that a long life doesn’t necessarily mean living more years with disability and disease. In fact, unlike their counterparts who are decades younger, centenarians have a much shorter period of illness at the end of their lifespan.   Researchers examined the health status of 3,000 participants from ongoing longevity studies: the
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