Tai chi and Your Brain

To boost your brain power, do tai chi. So suggests a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, which included 120 healthy older people in China. Those who...

Being an Older, Safer Driver

Many people look forward to retiring and having more time for family, hobbies and relaxation. But as you get older, should you also consider retiring from driving? A...

Aging and Driving

Getting a driver’s license is a milestone in many people’s lives. Another milestone that many older people may have to face, far more reluctantly, is hanging up...

Hypnosis: Hope or Hype?

People often regard hypnosis as hokum or as a party trick or some sinister form of mind control. But it actually has its respectable side as a...

What Yoga Can Do

The ancient practice of yoga is good for the mind and spirit. It’s also good for the body—and, for the back in particular, according to two recent...

Infrared Saunas

Q: How do infrared saunas differ from regular saunas, and do they have special health benefits? A: Traditional saunas use a wood stove or electric heater to heat...

The Benefits of Back Massages

Nearly everybody likes a good massage. But besides feeling good and being relaxing, does massage provide health benefits? It’s claimed that massage can relieve all sorts of pain—everything...

Brainpower: A Friends and Family Plan

Mental exercise and physical activity may be good for the brain, but just being socially active also helps older people maintain cognitive abilities and may reduce the...

Sound Mind, Sound Body

Exercise helps you stay sharp as you age and reduces cognitive decline. But did you know physical activity is good for your head in other ways? It...

The Accident-Prone Personality?

Highway-safety experts rarely, if ever, use the word “accident”— they speak of “crashes” instead. That’s because “accident” implies a random event, out of human control, whereas a...
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