Regularly practicing yoga exercises may lower a number of compounds in the blood and reduce the level of inflammation that normally rises because of both normal aging and stress, a new study has shown. The study, done by Ohio State University researchers and just reported in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, showed that women who routinely practiced yoga had lower amounts of the cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) in their blood. The women also showed smaller increases in IL-6 after stressful experiences than did women who were the same age and weight but who were not yoga practitioners. IL-6 is an important part of the body's inflammatory response and has been implicated in heart disease, stroke, type-2 diabetes, arthritis and a host of other age-related debilitating diseases.
Nobody wants to grow old. But while that's not practical, there are ways to keep oneself from looking older. Millions of dollars are spent each year in this country on anti aging skin care products by people that want to try and keep Father Time at bay. There are dozens of companies that produce a variety of products designed to keep your skin looking young and healthy; however, not all of these products are created equal. Wrinkles are an undeniable sign of getting older. They occur as a natural result of the body producing less collagen and elastin, resulting in thinner, more fragile skin. Environmental and other factors such as tobacco use can also increase the rate by which wrinkles develop.
New Year's Resolution For Older Adults: Take Advantage Of New Changes To Programs That Help With Medicare Costs
Many 2010 New Year's resolutions will likely focus on staying healthy and saving money. Older adults can help keep both of these resolutions by using BenefitsCheckUp, a free, online benefits screening service developed and maintained by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Beginning in January, federal changes to Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) and Medicare's Low Income Subsidy ("Extra Help") mean a simplified application process and greater eligibility for these important programs. MSP provides support to seniors by helping with Medicare costs such as the monthly Part B premiums and, in some cases, other premiums, deductibles, and co-pays.
Wrinkle treatments can be high on the list of important life issues to many people, and quite rightly so. Developing wrinkles is a natural part of life and a natural part of aging, many people understandably wish the whole process slow it down. While wrinkles can't actually be removed completely without surgery, it is very possible indeed for them to be smoothed over, reduced and generally improved by way of any number of the different treatments that are available to you as a consumer. There are any number of wrinkle creams and gels on the market, and it would always be a good thing to look into the ingredients of each of these treatments before you buy them, so's to ensure that none of the ingredients will cause an allergic reaction on your skin.
Older women with hypertension are at increased risk for developing brain lesions that cause dementia later in life, according to data from the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS). The findings were published in the December 2009 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Hypertension. The research was conducted as part of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), the largest multi-site longitudinal study looking at health risks among postmenopausal women. WHIMS, which involves a subgroup of the women enrolled in WHI, looks at the influence of hormone therapy on thinking and memory. All the women in WHIMS were 65 or older. Upon enrolling in the trial and annually during their participation in it, the women had their blood pressure measured and underwent tests to measure their cognitive ability.
How would you like to learn some helpful tips that will guide you to the best anti aging skin care treatment? After reading this article, you will know EXACTLY what to look for in a safe and effective anti aging skin care treatment. TIP #1. Don't bother using an anti aging skin care treatment that you could find at your local drugstore or pharmacy. Sure they may be cheap, but are they worth using if they do not get you the results you want? Products at these places tend to be made with cheap synthetic ingredients and byproducts from other industries that can cause more harm than help for your skin. I mean seriously, do you think that an anti aging skin care treatment can be effective if it's made with the cheapest ingredients available?