As of 2020, life expectancy for women in the United States is 80.5 years, and you may live much longer than that. Taking care of your health can help you to celebrate more birthdays and increase the quality of your life. You probably know that women tend to live longer than men. However, you may be surprised to learn that women are at higher risk for many conditions that are … [Read more...] about 9 Health Secrets for Women Over 50
Depression is highly treatable, but less than half of those affected receive appropriate care. That’s especially true for one type of depression called dysthymia. Also known as persistent depressive disorder, dysthymia typically involves milder and fewer symptoms than major depressive disorder but lasts longer. A diagnosis for an adult depends on having depressed mood … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know about Dysthymia
You’re going to the gym regularly and eating healthy foods. Now, you’re wondering how long it will take to see the results of your efforts. Building muscle takes time, but you can speed up the process. It may help to know how your muscles grow bigger and stronger. After you exercise, your body repairs the stress your body has sustained. Muscle fibers use protein to fuse … [Read more...] about Who Else Wants to Build Muscle Faster?
If you’re like most consumers, you spent the pandemic watching more TV. However, if you’re middle aged and concerned about your brain health, you may want to put down the remote. Three new studies add to the evidence that watching a lot of TV in your middle years can negatively affect your cognitive function in later years. The researchers found that “the more television you … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know about Brain Health, TV, and Middle Age
Elderly folks have a perspective that is hard to duplicate regardless of how much thought you put into it. They’ve lived a long time and have learned a thing or two that only experience can teach. While jumping ahead to the end of a good book might spoil the story, getting a few tips from someone that has lived a full life is just smart thinking. It’s always good to get … [Read more...] about 11 Lessons the Elderly Can Teach Us