Let It Grow: Why Gardening Is Your Go-To Activity
May 17, 2023
If you’ve been out there toiling the soil, planting seeds, and watering your flower beds, you know how much work is involved- and how satisfying that can be. And you probably know you’re in good company. According to recent research, 55% of American households actively garden, which is the equivalent…
Heavy Handed: What Kind Of Weights Are You Lifting?
April 26, 2023
The consensus is clear and unequivocal: Maintaining and strengthening your muscles as you get older is essential for active aging and for accomplishing the routine tasks that keep you functional and independent. Lifting golf clubs out of the car trunk? Or a grandchild at the local pool? Stocking up on…
Weigh Out: Does Your Weight Matter At Your Age?
April 19, 2023
Raise your hand if you’ve spent way too many years (decades?) worried about your weight. For far too many, concern about one’s weight, weight gain, or inability to lose weight has been an all-consuming source of anxiety and distress. Apparently, on any given day in the United States, it’s been…
Hold Court: The Ins And Outs Of Playing Pickleball
April 19, 2023
Just about one year ago, we began to take note of a new sport sweeping the nation- and its particular attraction for older adults. In fact, in just one year, pickleball, that weirdly named sport combining aspects of tennis, ping pong, and badminton, has become virtually a national obsession, with…
Brains And Brawn: New Research On How Exercise Supports Brain Health
April 12, 2023
There’s no lack of valuable, science-based information on the critical importance of exercise to keep yourself healthy as you get older, including many posts available on agebuzz. That means exercising to keep your heart pumping, your immune system fighting, and your muscles and bones strong and stable to avoid falls….
Stretch Right Up: Should Stretching Be A Regular Part Of Your Routine?
April 5, 2023
“Move it or lose it” is an essential mantra here at agebuzz. We are passionate about the need to stay physically active and keep moving, and about the strength you need to properly fuel that movement. Furthermore, to stay active and out and about, and to carry on your essential…