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Resilience: This Upbeat Trait Actually Does Get Better With Age

By Mary Eileen Williams Most young people consider those of us on the far side of fifty to be inflexible. Popular belief has it that, once we cross the half century mark, we become set in our ways—even rigid in certain regards. In truth, we may get a little...

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Could A Simple Sitting Standing Test Assess Your Mortality?

When did you last try to sit down on a floor and then get back up again? Did you have any difficulties in doing this? Well, it seems that this simple test can actually help assess how well you are aging – and even possibly your mortality. This test...

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Why the Language We Use For Aging Matters

By Susan Williams A while back there was a media buzz around the fact that Allure Magazine was no longer going to use the term “anti-aging”. In their announcement about this change the magazine made an excellent point on why they made the shift – “language matters”. And it really...

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Combating Loneliness in Aging – It Takes A Community

With loneliness being a major health issue that is only going to potentially escalate with the increasing numbers of people aging, communities need to play an active role in integrating older people into the life and support of the community.

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Ways to Stay Healthier and Happier for Longer

By Chris Lee Back in June 2016 I gave a TEDx Talk – ‘Male, Stale and in a Shed’. I experienced mixed success. Following that scary but exciting experience, I resolved to write a series of blog posts under a ‘No Man’s Land’ umbrella. My blog posts were my...

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Transforming Healthcare – A Baby Boomer’s Perspective

By Susan Williams A recent article published by the Guardian shared some interesting new predictions about aging and health. They stated that even though we are now living longer, these extra years we may now have been given may not necessarily be spent in the best of health. Some of...

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