Tag Archives: Older

Keeping active or becoming more active in middle and older age linked to longer life

Keeping physically active or becoming more active during middle and older age is associated with a lower risk of death, regardless of past activity levels or existing health conditions, suggests a large UK study published by The BMJ today. At the population level, meeting and maintaining at least the minimum public health recommendations (150 minutes… Read More »

Setting Goals to be More Active Slows Memory Decline in Older African Americans

Older African Americans with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who got help setting goals to be more socially, physically, or cognitively active had slower memory decline than those who did not receive such help, concludes an NIA-funded study published Sept. 10 in JAMA Neurology. The results point to a possible way to reduce dementia risk in… Read More »

Younger lacrosse players have more concussions than older players

(Reuters Health) – Younger boys who play lacrosse are more likely to get injured and sustain concussions than high school or college players, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers looked at injuries per minute of athletic exposure (AE), which includes both practices and competitions, for 21 youth boys’ teams, 22 high school boys’ teams, and 20… Read More »