Eating a Mediterranean diet may protect us from many of the unpleasant characteristics of ageing, researchers say.
With so much emphasis on 'anti-ageing', we tend to assume that old age is something to be dreaded. But figures on happiness and life satisfaction show that people aged 60 to 80 feel happier than most other adults - and much happier than those aged around 40 to 55. So what's their secret?
Eating green vegetables or leafy salads may help slow brain ageing, according to a study.
As a nation we are fatter, eat more junk food and are less physical than we were a generation ago. So can we learn lessons from the past? What did we used to do back in the day that made us healthier?
Keeping active as we get older can help us live independent lives and avoid the need for costly social care, say experts.
Being lonely can be as bad for your health as having major long-term illnesses such as heart disease and dementia, the UK's most senior GP is warning.
Too many older people are letting their muscles waste away because they're not taking part in strengthening activities, physiotherapists are warning.
If you just want to keep your mind as sharp as possible for as long as possible can vitamins or memory supplements help? We've looked at the evidence.
Curious if your body’s ageing is normal? BootsWebMD discusses healthy and normal signs of ageing
You may choose to retire in your 50s or keep working through your 70s and beyond. Realistically your choice is usually governed by your personal circumstances but you definitely have more options.
Most older people would prefer to continue to live in their own homes, but some need more help to make that possible.
Do the choices you make every day really improve your chance of a long and healthy life, or is your health written in your genes?
Free bus passes, cheaper cinema tickets and discounts at DIY stores - being a senior can have its plus points.
Loneliness isn't good for your health especially as you get older. There's plenty of evidence to show that having close connections with friends and family may help us stay healthier and live longer.
Balance exercises that keep you steadier on your feet can go a long way to prevent falls as you get older.
What's the evidence that brain training works?
A good diet and keeping healthy is not just for the young. As we get older it's just as important to eat well to stay well.
Losing weight as you get older is not a normal part of the ageing process and could be a sign of malnutrition or a serious health problem, say experts.
There are lots of different reasons why eating well can be challenging as you get older, but being undernourished – often called malnutrition – can affect your quality of life.
You are never too old to take up yoga. In fact yoga benefits you as you age.
Staying active as you age can help prevent illness and disease, ward off depression and helps you stay independent – so what's stopping you?
It can be harder to keep the weight off as you get older but there's no need to use being 60 plus as an excuse to let it all hang out!
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