Aging Well

Acai Berry BenefitsAre you aware of Acai berry benefits? You may have heard that it works great as a colon cleanse. You may also have heard that as a weight loss supplement, it’s one of the best products on the market.

But you may not be aware of all of the extras this interesting superfood can offer your body. While it’s certainly not a fountain of youth, you might be surprised to know that this powerful little berry can also help slow the body’s aging process.

How is it possible that slowing aging is one of the Acai berry benefits? The answer is found in the antioxidants that the berry is full of. The antioxidants in the berry help to counteract the free radicals that can cause damage within the body. Medical studies have shown that a diet high in antioxidants can actually work to prevent some diseases. Continue reading

How to Increase Your Chances of Living Past 100The average 20-year old person today living in a developed country has a 23% chance of living to be 100 years old. While science has increased our life span by 30 years over time through the discovery of vaccines, lowering mortality rates and reducing disease-related deaths, there are things you can do to increase your chances at being a centenarian, like:

  • eating healthy
  • exercising
  • stopping smoking
  • staying social

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What You May Expect as Part of the Normal Aging ProcessPeople can begin to age as soon as they reach their twenties, depending on how they have taken care of their bodies. Those who are sedentary, smoke, play rough sports, or regularly get sunburned can begin to find signs of obesity, poor teeth and skin, and degenerative changes in their joints at a very young age.

Aging is a continual process and, by the time a person reaches the age of 50-60, signs of aging are apparent in almost everyone.

Here are some signs of aging that are normal and expected, as one gets older:

  • Skin changes. Skin tends to lose collagen as one ages. This increases the signs of wrinkles and the skin begins to develop decreased turgor and an increase in red and brown spots, especially on sun-exposed areas. Some of

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Can Tai Chi Slow the Aging Process?All of us get older; this is just a simple fact of life. However, the aging process can differ from one person to the other. The better we take care of our health, and make healthy lifestyle choices the better the aging process will be.

This is a simple fact that is supported by mountains of scientific research. People who focus on prevention early in life can reap the benefits of being more vital, energetic, and healthier as they face their senior years.

Tai Chi is a form of exercise that can be used at any age and at any fitness level. This exercise began as a form of martial art but has found profound popularity in the modern world as a form of meditative movement that has great healing energy, helps to reduce pain, boost brain power, improve mind wellness, posture and balance. It also makes a great adjunct to medications Continue reading

Dealing with Fears of AgingAs a population, we are generally getting older so that more and more of us are classified by chronical age as being “old.”

There are two ways of tackling old age that can make a difference in how you experience these years. You can remain optimistic, living your life as if you are young, participating in physical activities, and participating in social activities as if age does not matter or you can give into fears of aging so that you are crippled and depressed as each birthday passes.

Here are some ways to deal with the fears of aging:

  • Know that modern science has changed to focus on the prevention of the diseases of aging so that people are living longer and healthier more now than

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