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Ageing
April 8, 2019

Avoid falls and fractures with Tai Chi

A significant fear for ageing adults is falling, and with good reason. Falls in the elderly can be caused by seemingly harmless household items, like slipping on rugs or stairs. It could also be related to serious factors.
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Ageing
October 17, 2018

Could this supplement extend your life?

We all long to be forever young, but unfortunately, our bodies aren’t quite up to the task! Body changes are inevitable and the ageing process affects not only biological systems, but psychological, behavioural, and social processes too. But… is there a way to preserve your fountain of youth? Well, scientists believe that one of these days, you may be able to boost and increase your lifespan with a supplement. NAD+ for a longer life NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. It’s a molecule/co-enzyme found in all living cells in the body. It helps you derive energy from the food you…
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Ageing
October 8, 2018

The secret to reversing hair loss and wrinkles

Fine lines around your mouth, bags under your eyes, and patches of hair falling out? Well, these are the hallmarks of ageing. But… can you skip this stage of life and remain forever young? Scientists at the University of Alabama may have found a way to reverse wrinkles and hair loss; a cure for ageing that shows real promise. Turn back time Ageing symptoms are largely dictated by a decline of mitochondrial function within cells. In a recent study, scientists from the University of Alabama experimented with ways of reversing a DNA mutation that leads to mitochondrial dysfunction. Their experiments…
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Ageing
July 30, 2018

Could you have the anti-ageing gene?

A scientific study has found a genetic mutation in the Amish people of the mid-western United States that seems to keep them ticking far longer than people without it. Up to 10 years longer, in fact! Northwestern University researchers say that the small Indiana Amish community carries a copy of a genetic mutation that holds the secret to their healthy ageing. Those with the mutation also had lower chances of developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. This exciting find has seen other researchers join the cause. Scientists in the USA and Japan are testing an experimental drug in the hopes of…
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Ageing
October 24, 2017

How old are you really? Biological age explained.

You’ve just turned fabulous 40 but your body and mind feel decades older. What’s going on? Your biological age may have the answer. The human body has two different ages: a chronological age and a biological age. Chronological age is the actual time you’ve been alive, measured in years, months, and days from the date you were born. Biological age is how old you seem. It’s a measure of how well your body functions relative to your age on the calendar. Your chronological age doesn't always match your biological age. Ageing rates can vary significantly from person to person, even if you…
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Ageing
April 23, 2017

How you can help gran and gramps

Frail care is 24-hour specialised care or service for the elderly, those that need extra physical and medical help or senior citizens. These nursing homes or accommodations assist you with getting in and out of bed, taking care of your hygiene, taking medication and feeding yourself (if necessary). Essentially, a frail care home is where you go to get help when you’re not really able to help yourself in your everyday living routines. This is of course, a natural occurrence stemming from ageing, where often, mental incapability or frailty can leave you in a state of need. Help at hand…
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Ageing
November 23, 2016

Don’t let a disability disrupt your holiday

There are hordes of people everywhere and interminably long queues. The weather is sweltering and the family have descended in their droves. The festive season is stressful enough without needing special requirements due to your disabilities, but there are ways to ease the burden this year. (more…)
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Ageing
October 22, 2016

Feel younger as you get older

Creams, lotions, potions, surgery and a million other beautifiers work hard to keep us younger as we get older. But, as research has long pointed out, smart living (that is, a holistic approach to ageing) will do much more for your health – and the way you look! Here are a few tips to look great forever. (more…)
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Ageing
August 30, 2016

The smart way of anti-ageing

Happy birthday! You’re one year older. But that didn’t happen last night. We tend to forget that we are ageing every. single. second. You’re already 5 seconds older than when you started reading this paragraph. Don’t let that scare you, though. (more…)
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