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woman in park balances on one leg in yoga stanceAgingTerry Graedon - June 23, 2022 - 13 comments

Balancing on One Leg for 10 Seconds Predicts Longevity

Older people who could stand on one leg for at least ten seconds were less likely to die over the next several years.

Terry Graedon - February 17, 2022

Will You Age More Slowly If You Eat a DASH Diet?

Terry Graedon - June 27, 2021

Erin Sharoni Discusses How to Delay Aging

Dr. David Sinclair studies the aging process
PodcastsTerry Graedon - January 7, 2021

Show 1198: How You Can Age Better (Archive)

A leading aging researcher describes how you can age better. Get out of breath sometimes, eat stressed plants and spend time with friends and pets.

Dr. Dale Bredesen studies how to defend your brain and describes the first survivors of Alzheimer's
PodcastsTerry Graedon - May 28, 2020

Show 1214: How to Defend Your Brain During the Pandemic and Beyond

Dr. Dale Bredesen describes how to boost your immune system to defend your brain from infection, toxins and inadequate nourishment.

Older woman taking her blood pressure
AgingTerry Graedon - May 28, 2020

Will Blood Pressure Medicines Prevent Alzheimer Disease?

In a new meta-analysis, the investigators found that people taking blood pressure medicines are slightly less likely to develop dementia.

elderly woman wrapped in gray blanket due to respiratory infection, dementia genes
AgingTerry Graedon - May 28, 2020

Could Dementia Genes Make You Vulnerable to COVID-19?

Researchers have found that dementia genes are twice as common among hospitalized COVID-19 patients as in the general population.

Senior couple growing stressed plants in their organic garden. Eating vegetables helps them age more slowly.
AgingTerry Graedon - March 30, 2020

What Can Help You Stay Sharp as You Age?

Maintaining physical activity and consuming blueberries, turmeric and rosemary may help you stay sharp as you age. Which will you try?

AgingTerry Graedon - March 12, 2020

Can You Lower Your Dementia Risk With a Few Drinks?

If you want to lower your dementia risk with a drink or two, stick to just one or two a week. LIght drinking is linked to less plaque in the brain.

Carol Krucoff, co-author of Relax into Yoga for Seniors, tells how to age gracefully
PodcastsTerry Graedon - March 5, 2020

Show 1203: How Yoga Can Help You Age Gracefully

The right yoga practice can help you age gracefully and alleviate pain. Find out more and call in your own questions on 3/7/20..

senior woman with her adult daughter
AgingKaiser Health News - February 24, 2020

Stalked by the Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You

Should you be tested to see if you are likely to develop dementia? The answer is different for everyone. What will you do with the results?

nurse using sphygmomanometer in home blood pressure measurement to determine if patient needs blood pressure medication to reduce blood pressure
AgingTerry Graedon - February 24, 2020

Can Ginger Reduce Blood Pressure & Soothe Arthritis?

Are you struggling with hypertension? You may be able to use ginger for a double-duty effect: reduce blood pressure and ease arthritis pain in joints.

Senior couple growing stressed plants in their organic garden. Eating vegetables helps them age more slowly.
AgingTerry Graedon - February 17, 2020

Should You Eat Stressed Plants to Stay Healthy?

Stressed plants grown without fertilizer or pesticides produce their own defensive compounds. Eating them may also benefit our own biology.

a bowl with rice and natto, fermented beans linked to longer life in Japan
AgingTerry Graedon - February 13, 2020

Is Soy the Secret to Longer Life in Japan?

Scientists suggest that fermented soy products such as natto or miso might help explain longer life in Japan.

Fresh organic artichokes at a farmers market, ingredients for green Mediterranean diet
AgingTerry Graedon - January 23, 2020

What Is the Best Diet?

The best diet, according to researchers, is rich in produce, whole grains and unsaturated fats. Levels of fat and carbohydrate don't matter much.