While the everlasting search for the Fountain of Youth remains, so does this question about healthy aging and longevity — ‘Is human longevity based on genetics or lifestyle?’ Science has shown that it is definitely a distinct combination of genetic and lifestyle factors that define senior longevity. This is good news, especially for those who weren’t lucky enough to inherit amazing genes, because research indicates that you can increase your longevity by making good lifestyle choices.
With a new year starting, most people are thinking about goals to set and accomplish during 2019. Maybe you want to resolve to exercise more, eat healthier, or be more productive.
Did you know that in 10 years, more people in the U.S. will be 60 and older than those who are under 16 years old? As more people age, they’re looking at what’s being called an encore career – older employees in the workforce who work with passion and purpose, and for a paycheck. A key part of this career is giving back to others and doing something that interests you.
If you are the adult child of an aging parent, we understand how difficult that relationship can be for both of you. While it is a stressful and ever changing time in your lives, it is important for adult children to understand what is needed for the longevity of their senior parents and how they can help them live a long and fulfilling life. Now is the time to take an active role in the lives of your aging parents, which includes helping them maintain their mental and physical health and wellbeing in their senior years.