Be Social, Live Longer
Pets and Longevity
People rely on their pets for love, companionship and affection. But do pets help people live longer? Find out the surprising answer in this review of animals and longevity.
Resolve to Live Longer and Well
Find out which one resolution may be most effective in helping you live longer.
Where are All the Seniors?
Our society has more seniors than ever before -- but they don't seem very visible. It struck me the other day that seniors seemed to missing from, at least, my world. The world seems pretty socially stratified these days, and that is a shame because young people are not experiencing older people very much.
10 Things to Stop Doing if You Want to Live Longer
Find out which lifestyle behaviors to stop -- and which behaviors to adopt -- if you want to live longer.
Reasons To Smile
Smiling not only makes us look younger and more attractive, it also brings numerous health benefits. Put on a smile on your face with these ten benefits of smiling.
Volunteer for Health Benefits and Help Society Too
Volunteering has long been thought to have health benefits for seniors. This makes volunteering a win-win. Society benefits from the wisdom, knowledge and experience of seniors while the seniors gain a variety of mental and physical health benefits.
Bad Relationships Harm Your Health
Being socially connected and having lots of relationships has been shown to be good for your health. But when those relationships are stressful or negative, they can be harmful to your health, especially your heart health. In fact, negative relationships can increase your risk of heart problems by more than 30%
How Bad Relationships Effect Your Health
Being socially connected and having lots of relationships has been shown to be good for your health. But when those relationships are stressful or negative, they can be harmful to your health, especially your heart health. Learn about how bad relationships effect your heart.
Relationships Keep Your Memory Sharp
Spending time with friends and family can help protect your memories. The more socially connected you are, the slower your memory loss might be as you age. Volunteering, spending time with friends and family, and just helping out in your neighborhood are great ways to build social connections.
The Impact of Relationships on Aging, Longevity and Health
Humans are social animals and relationships are important to health. Researchers are beginning to understand how and why relationships can impact health, aging and longevity.
Doctor's Beliefs About Religion and Health
Religion and health is a tricky combination. For many patients, religion is an important part of the healing process -- perhaps the most important. But what about doctors? What do doctors think about religion and health?
Fatherhood, Health and Longevity
The fatherhood and health connection has largely been unexplored in research. Being a father could impact a man’s health positively through greater emotional satisfaction and stability, as well as behavioral changes when a man has children. It could also have a negative effect through additional stresses, financial demands and time constraints. Expect to see more interest in research about fatherhood and health in the coming years.
Sex, Aging and Longevity
Sex is a basic need of human beings. There is some evidence that sex can increase life expectancy. Sex and touch certainly help to cement relationships, improve mental health, and make us happy.
Reasons to Turn Off Your TV for Weight Loss, Mental Fitness and a Meaningful Lif
We, as a nation, spend a huge amount of time watching TV. All this time sitting keeps us from exercising, engaging with one another, and doing interesting things. Our bodies suffer from the inactivity and extra food. Our brains suffer from lack of stimulation and learning. Turn off your TV for brain health, physical fitness and social well-being.
Tell Good Stories to Strengthen Relationships and Exercise Your Brain
Stories and storytelling are a basic part of being human. We live and breathe stories. Every television show, every movie, and every book tells a story. Anything told as a story is more compelling, more interesting, and more memorable. So hone your storytelling skills.
What Trait is Most Important in a Relationship?
Staying together or breaking up may matter to your heart more than just emotionally. People in relationships tend to live longer and recover from illness faster. What traits in a couple predict who will stay together?
How To Manage Stressful People
Stressful people can drain your energy, ruin your day, and create negative feelings. Learning to manage stressful people can increase your life expectancy by facing them with stress-free calm.
Can Going to Church Help Me Live Longer?
People who go to regular religious services live longer than those who do not, all other things (health, wealth, eduction, etc.) being equal.
Are Relationships Always Good for Your Health?
We know that being in a good relationship such as marriage can help extend life, but not all relationships are healthy. Avoid people who push you toward unhealthy lifestyle choices.
How Do Relationships Improve Aging?
Good relationships have been shown to increase lifespan. Being married, for example, can increase your life expectancy by up to five years. It is not known exactly how life expectancy is increased through good relationships. There are two main theories.
What Not to Say When You're Older
Why is it that we tend to say certain things as we get older? Here's what not to say as you age, if you want to be seen as youthful and to stay connected with every generation.
How to Make Friends When You're Older
We're often told about the emotional and physical health benefits of staying socially connected, but making and keeping friends can be tougher as you get older. Here are tips on how to make friends when you get older, to lower stress, boost your energy and your longevity too.