We Can Get Smarter as We Get Older

"Some of our brain functions - such as short-term memory, processing speed, and visuospatial functions - show some decline with healthy aging," she says. "On the other hand, language functions tend to remain well preserved as we get older." Her opinion isn't the only voice. Research from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institue of Technology indicate that arithmetic skills don't peak until age 50, and vocabulary and cumulative intelligence peak even later, like into the 70's.  I totally believe the science because I am living it.

I remember that this time ten years ago, I was feeling somehow cheated.

Four months before I was exhilarated at having been spared from death. I was sure that God had sent angels to protect me. But four months afterward it occurred to me that if I had died in the horrendous car crash, I would be enjoying heaven. My gratitude to God for saving me had eroded … Continue reading I remember that this time ten years ago, I was feeling somehow cheated.

The Best (Free) Workouts for People Who Don’t Have Time to Work Out

After your commute, work day, cooking, cleaning, taking care of the kids, walking the dog, and maybe squeezing in a few loads of laundry, working out is the last thing you want to do. Getting to the gym just eats up more of your day: you’ve got to change, drive to the gym, do your workout, drive back, and then shower. We get how impossible and frustrating it may seem to squeeze in a workout routine, but luckily there are options. And they don’t involve the gym.

5 Health Benefits of Probiotics You Should Know About

“Probiotic” is a word with Greek roots: “pro” meaning “promoting” and “biotic” meaning “life.” The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” We usually think of bacteria as bad for us, and the wrong bacteria in the wrong place can certainly cause problems. But the right bacteria in the right place can be helpful in many ways. They can keep your digestive and immune systems healthy, help you manage weight, boost your mood, and possibly even keep you feeling and looking younger.