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Inactive Lifestyle Accelerates Aging

Women ages 64 to 95 with sedentary lifestyles had significantly shorter leukocyte telomere length, which is a marker for faster genetic aging.

Staying Active Relates to Healthy Hearing

In a Johns Hopkins study, people over the age of 70 that were physically inactive had a 70 percent greater chance of impaired hearing.

Mind-Body Therapies Stimulate the Immune System

Meditation, tai chi, qigong and yoga, along with other mind-body approaches, effectively reduce inflammation and boost antiviral immunity, Tufts researchers found.

DIY Projects Keep Seniors Moving

Gardening, car repair and other activities that prompt seniors to keep moving cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes by 30 percent, a Swedish study has found.

A Bus Pass to Green Well-Being

A UK study found that British seniors using free bus passes were also more likely to walk or cycle frequently, which may increase fitness and social interactions.

Yoga Boosts Heart Health

Research supports a direct link between the regular practice of yoga and heart health.

Yoga May Decrease Dowager’s Hump

New study shows that practicing yoga may lead to less spine curvature in the elderly.

Push-Ups for Better Vision

Optometrists suggest that there’s another way to see better than just cleaning your glasses when they’re dirty.

Vigorous Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk

While previous studies have shown that exercise may protect against breast cancer, a study points out that not all exercise qualifies.

Grab ZZZs to Fight Cancer

A study suggests that regular physical activity can lower a woman’s overall risk of cancer--but only if she gets a good night’s sleep.
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