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Missing Out On The Spiritual Side of Life? Learn To Access Your Inner Wisdom With These Tips

As we age, many Boomers are seeking a spiritual way of being that moves beyond religious practices. This may include everything from integrating eastern and western philosophies and meditation, to journal writing, bodywork, yoga, tai chi, Qigong, mindfulness, and appreciating our blessings and expressing...

New Research Looks At Who Does Better After Heart Surgery – Men or Women?

Last year, research established heart failure-associated deaths and hospitalizations are higher in women than in men. Today, new research from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) suggests women are also faring worse than men when it comes to their chances of long-term survival...

Game On! Research Shows How Playing Video Games Boost Brain Function

“Stop playing those games, you’ll rot your brain!” said every game-fatigued parent ever. So, imagine your surprise when the doctor prescribes a daily round of Solitaire or a shooter game to keep your memory and reflexes sharp. It might sound bizarre at first, but the...

Want To Age In The Healthiest Way Possible? You’ve Got To Move It or Lose It And Exercise

Ten years into retirement, Patricia Skidmore is still in awe of her ability to make change and lead an active life. Her outlook wasn’t always so hopeful. In her 50s, Skidmore, professor emeritus, Brescia College at the University of Western Ontario, was riddled with...

How Our Capacity To Show Empathy Increases With Age

I remember when I was a kid watching a Disney movie with my family about a lost dog. I sat there with all the faux sophistication of a 17-year-old and rolled my eyes about how sappy the movie was. Somewhere off to my left,...

Dark Leafy Greens Are A Nutrition Superstar, Slowing Brain Aging By 11 Years, Says New Research

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago might be on to something. After examining the consumption of 144 foods by participants (ages 58 to 99) during a five-year period, they determined eating as little as half a cup of cooked dark leafy greens...

Researchers Look To Stem Cell Therapy To Ease Arthritis Pain

When pain relievers just don’t reduce your arthritis pain enough and you’re contemplating a big step – such as joint replacement surgery – it may be time to consider the potential benefits of newer biologic treatments utilizing growth factors with stem cells as another...

Five Competitors, Only One Winner: Five Startups Battle Head to Head At AGE-WELL’s National Impact Challenge

Canada has become a global leader on the technology and aging front, encouraging entrepreneurs to seek innovative ways to enable healthy aging. This was showcased at AGE-WELL’s National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition, held recently in Toronto. At the event, five companies pitched their product...

What Happens When Your Partner Retires Before You Do?

Many couples think they'll retire at the same time. They've experienced many of life events together, and retirement is just another one. But for many couples, one partner will retire before the other. It's not uncommon today to see this. In fact, it's more...

Why Movement Is Better For Healing Than Bed Rest

Forget rest: Movement is the way to heal and thrive post-injury, post-surgery and during chronic pain. As someone who lives with chronic pain, I know this first-hand. I developed neck and upper back pain after being hit by a car while cycling in Toronto in...