Even simple exercise may help aging brain, study hints

Even simple exercise may help aging brain, study hints

New research hints that even a simple exercise routine just might help older Americans with mild memory problems. Doctors have long advised physical activity to help keep a healthy brain fit. But the government-funded study marks the longest test of whether exercise makes any difference once memory starts to slide — research performed amid a … Read more

Improve Your Heart Health With This Checklist

Improve Your Heart Health With This Checklist

Photo: Andrey_Popov (Shutterstock) If you want to reduce your chances of an early death from a heart attack or stroke, you’ve probably heard of a few ways to do that: get more exercise, eat “good fats,” maybe pay attention to the heart health metrics on your smartwatch. But there aback to batch of things that … Read more

What’s a Good Resting Heart Rate, Anyway?

What’s a Good Resting Heart Rate, Anyway?

Photo: Andrey_Popov (Shutterstock) The ubiquity of activity trackers means access to health data we previously never thought about, such as the number of steps we take, the hours we sleep, and our real-time heart rate. When it comes to heart rate, you might be wondering what, if anything, your resting heart rate says about your … Read more

A fitness trainer shares the 5 exercises she does every day to ‘look and feel younger’

A fitness trainer shares the 5 exercises she does every day to ‘look and feel younger’

We can’t turn back the clock as we age, but we can tailor our workouts to improve our quality of life and ability to do everyday activities. The secret? Strength training. Strength training keeps our muscles and joints healthy and limber, which becomes increasingly important as we get older because we lose muscle mass and … Read more