Category: Health

The Secrets to Still Ruling the Ski Slopes at 100

The Secrets to Still Ruling the Ski Slopes at 100

Balance, strength and body control decline as we age. Older skiers can counteract the effects with two hard and fast rules: Be willing to train and know your limits on the slopes. 

At 104, Klaus Obermeyer can still schuss down a mountain on skis. He no longer cares about going fast or skiing first chair to last. He says he’s pleased if he can get out for a single run once or twice a season.

“It takes a lot of work to prepare, because as you get older, your body slows down and weakens,” says the founder of Aspen, Colo., clothing company Sport Obermeyer.

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Aphrodisiacs

Aphrodisiacs

Sex, and how to make it better, has long been a topic of study — and a much-needed one: 43% of women and 31% of men report having sexual dysfunction, according to the Cleveland Clinic. From ancient fertility deities to modern erectile dysfunction drugs, we’ve literally tried every so-called miracle cure in the pursuit of great sex.

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The Power of Your Exercise Mindset

The Power of Your Exercise Mindset

Research shows that shaming or scaring yourself into hitting the gym isn’t nearly as effective as finding a physical activity you actually enjoy.

If exercise seems like a great idea but you can never keep up a routine, it’s worth considering your exercise “mindset”—defined by psychologists as core assumptions that shape our behavior and reality. While it’s long been known that mindsets can make a big difference in academic performance and navigating stress, evidence is mounting that targeting some of our most ingrained, habitual beliefs and replacing them with more adaptive ones can rev up our ability to keep ourselves healthy.

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Marijuana Has Special Risks for Older People

Marijuana Has Special Risks for Older People

Buying from a licensed marijuana dispensary helps ensure the products have been through quality manufacturing practices
What seniors should know about marijuana

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive component of marijuana and what causes the high. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is another component of the cannabis plant and doesn’t produce the high that THC does. Many products contain both THC and CBD.

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Can Hormone Therapy Raise Your Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Can Hormone Therapy Raise Your Risk for Alzheimer’s?

The age women start taking menopausal hormone therapy and the kind they take might affect their chances of developing dementia later in life, a new study found.

Women have struggled for years with whether to take hormone therapy when they go through menopause. The medication can help relieve troubling symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. However, years of conflicting research on whether the therapy can lead to other health problems, including breast cancer, dementia and heart attacks, has left many women confused about what to do.

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The Secret to Living to 100?

The Secret to Living to 100?

I share WSJ articles that I find interesting.   I read the WSJ every day. You can subscribe to the WSJ here.   I post some of the more interesting articles in the WSJ.      It’s Not Good Habits https://www.wsj.com/health/wellness/living-longer-genes-science-4df3c203?st=7v5e9ja4i9fdm70&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink Good genes matter more the older you get   If you want to live …

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The Mobility Exercises That Worked for Patrick Mahomes Can Help Anyone

The Mobility Exercises That Worked for Patrick Mahomes Can Help Anyone

These warmups used by the Kansas City Chiefs unlock tight muscles. They’re especially useful for those who sit a lot.

Even when injured, Patrick Mahomes is more nimble than most. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback led his team to a Super Bowl victory in February, performing razzle-dazzle sidearm throws and scrambles despite an ankle sprain. His superhuman mobility is part genetics, part training. (Kansas City began its title defense Thursday with a loss to the Detroit Lions.)

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A Workout to Help Runners Increase Miles and Avoid Injury

A Workout to Help Runners Increase Miles and Avoid Injury

A long-distance expert offers advice to stay on course during training for marathon season

Among every four Americans running over the course of a year, there’s one coping with an injury.

Half of those 50 million runners miss some training because of injury, according to a systematic review of running-related injuries published in the Journal of Sport and Health Science.

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