Tag: health span

January 27, 2019

What to eat for brain health?

Research suggests the following foods can help maintain brain health as you age: Leafy greens. Include these nutrient powerhouses — e.g., spinach, kale, Swiss chard, collards, rapini, arugula in your diet at least six times a week. Besides eating salad, add leafy greens to soup, chili, pasta sauce and smoothies. Berries. Eat berries — e.g., blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries — at least twice a week. […]

January 26, 2019

The enzyme that protects us from getting old

Biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shares a Nobel Prize for her work finding out the answer, with the discovery of telomerase: an enzyme that replenishes the caps at the end of chromosomes, which break down when cells divide. Learn more about Blackburn’s groundbreaking research — including how we might have more control over aging than we think.

December 9, 2018

What’s Your Fitness Age? VO2 Max vs. Muscle

Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans – MoTrPAC Exercise is medicine. We know that when you exercise, your muscle pro-duces beneficial compounds that circulate and communicate with the liver, bone, heart, brain, and more,” says Scott Trappe, Ph.D. VO2 max has been shown to be the single best predictor of current and future health,” says Wisløff. The American Heart Association agrees The point at […]