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Today’s Solutions: July 13, 2024

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The power of hobbies in preventing depression as you age 

Aging is a journey full of wisdom, growing families, and the luxury of more time for oneself. However, it can also offer its own set of difficulties, such as increased solitude, decreased physical activity, and, in some cases, feelings of depression. Fortunately, there is a simple yet effective Read More...

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Fecal transplants could help prevent age related disorders

With age comes grace and knowledge. We recently wrote an article with a wonderful quote from Betty Friedan: “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” However, the downside of aging is the range of health issues that come with it. Our evolutionary purpose on this Read More...

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Why protein intake is critical to healthy aging

Getting enough protein is important at all ages, but as we get older, this nutrient becomes even more critical. Protein serves to help us recover, repair damage to our bodies, and give us energy throughout the day. We get weaker as we age, and upping protein intake can help slow the aging Read More...

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Eating these 5 “sirtfoods” can support healthy aging

We recently published a story about how eating bitter melon can improve longevity. Remaining within the topic of healthy aging, today we bring you five more foods that can support your body and mind as you grow older. The common theme between these five foods is that they are sirtuin-activating Read More...

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Want to a greater chance of healthy aging? Eat this nut

Nuts are packed with nutrients that support your well-being, but when it comes to healthy aging, one type of nut outshines the rest: walnuts! According to a recent four-year-long study, which features data from almost 34,000 women in their late 50s and early 60s, eating just two servings of Read More...

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Sage and respected: Positive words linked to positive outcomes as we grow older

Aging is often associated with unpleasant side effects: achy joints, forgetfulness, limited mobility.  But one technique that has proven to make a difference and improve the lived experience of growing older is “positivity”. Psychologist Becca Levy studies the correlation between attitudes Read More...