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Everyday Habits You Should Never Do After 60, According to Doctors

Aging , the saying goes, is not for wimps. But it also doesn't have to be more difficult than necessary. Too many of us make it so, by engaging in everyday habits that can accelerate aging or significantly increase the risk of chronic disease. These are five health patterns you should never fall into after 60, according to experts. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1 Don't Be Sedentary Many of us become less active as we age—at the exact time our bodies need us to move more. Exercising regularly increases muscle mass, decreases bone loss, sharpens memory, increases metabolism and improves sleep. Conversely, being sedentary raises your risk of a wide range of chronic health problems—obesity, type 2 diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease, just to name a few. The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise (or 75 minutes of

Simple Ways to Avoid Dementia, According to Doctors

The brain is an incredibly complex machine that is, ironically, beyond our full understanding. So are many diseases of the brain, like dementia , an umbrella term for several neurological diseases that include Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Dementia is mysterious, progressive and currently has no cure. But research has begun to shed light on how the risk of developing dementia may be reduced, via some easy lifestyle changes that can make you healthier and happier at any age. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1 Eat a Healthy Diet What's good for the heart is what's good for the brain, which is fed by the same arteries that are supplied by the cardiovascular system. An unhealthy diet — high in processed foods, saturated fats and simple sugars — is good for no part of the body. To support brain and heart health, try adopting the Mediterranean diet, which features

Sure Signs You May Be Getting Dementia, According to Doctors

Forgetting someone's birthday or losing your car keys once in a while isn't necessarily cause for alarm. But if you experience a specific set of memory problems—problems like the ones you're about to read about—then there may be cause for concern. "An estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's dementia in 2021. Seventy-two percent are age 75 or older," according to the Alzheimer's Association . And this is a growing health crisis: "In the United States, Alzheimer's and Dementia deaths have increased 16% during the COVID-19 Pandemic." Read on to learn about the many signs of the deadly disease—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1 You May Have Memory Loss That Affects Day-to-Day Abilities "Are you, or the person you know, forgetting things often or struggling to retain new information? It's normal to occasionall

Health Habits You Should Never Do, According to Doctors

It's easy to think we're invincible and those unhealthy habits we do regularly aren't a big deal, but that isn't true. The lifestyle choices we make greatly impact our well being and the better decisions we make, the healthier we will be. Eat This, Not That! Health talked with several medical experts who revealed the 12 habits to avoid and why. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1 Don't Eat the Same Food Everyday Dr. Simoni Baid MD Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and NASM certified says, "Eating a variety of types of foods of different colors, spices, textures, fermented, etc.. exposes the body to more vitamins and nutrients and also aids in less gastro-intestinal issues such as constipation or bloating."  2 Stop Being Complacent Some people are creatures of habits, but Dr. Baid explains why that's unhealthy. "A routine such as: wake up, exerc

Health Habits You Should Never Do After 50, According to Doctors

Aging is inevitable and yet it's hard to admit it's happening. Inside, you feel like you're 24 years old still—wanting to make the most of life, maybe even more so now that you know there are more years behind you than ahead of you. And yet—no one told your body. It's not the same as it used to be. And acknowledging this can save your life. You just need to change a few habits. "Asking how you're going to achieve a dietary, fitness, material, or spiritual goal is unlikely to yield the result you seek," advises Strauss Zelnick, author of Becoming Ageless . "Instead, start by asking yourself a far more important question. It's one I asked myself years ago: 'What do I want?' That answer will drive every decision you make. It will also make the 'how' easier to pinpoint and, eventually, accomplish." Read on to learn about habits you should never do after age 50—Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of o

21 Tips That Improve Your Memory, According to Doctors

Ever entered a room and then wondered why? You know you went in for something, but was it to grab your keys, or your headphones, or to turn off the lights? You remember soon enough, but the momentary blip raises a concern: Are you losing your memory? Is it already lost? Relax for a second, and remember this: You can prevent this from happening. Science used to think of brain functions , like memory, as semi-mystical processes that were out of our control. Forgetfulness and cognitive decline was accepted as a natural part of aging . Today, we know neither is true. Although there's no guarantee that you'll be grabbing grand prizes on Jeopardy! in your golden years, there are plenty of easy, even fun, things you can do to prevent memory loss. Read on to discover Eat This, Not That! Health's top 21 , and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1 Drink Coffee Good news, java junkies: Your daily