Featured Health Topic: Healthy Aging/Longevity
Getting older can come with a variety of health challenges. But you can take action to maintain good health and reduce your risk of disease and disability. Exercise, good nutrition, regular health screenings, getting vaccines, having enough sleep, and participating in activities you enjoy are just a few ways to promote healthy aging. The National Institute on Aging at NIH has information about these topics and more.
The resources listed here are based on evidence from scientific research. From looking deep within cells at what causes aging to testing the effects of healthy behaviors or other approaches, we have revealed some secrets to aging well. While the chances of discovering one magic pill or potion to fight off all the effects of aging may be slim, scientists believe that today’s research will lead to tomorrow’s interventions for a longer, healthier life.
NIA Information on Healthy Aging/Longevity
Healthy Aging/Longevity News
NIHSeniorHealth adds information on depression
January 8, 2007
Structured exercise program may enhance seniors' physical functioning
November 17, 2006
NIHSeniorHealth adds information on falls
October 16, 2006
High blood pressure information added to NIHSeniorHealth
September 20, 2006
Study links medical spending to life expectancy gains
August 31, 2006
The NIA supports the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA), America's longest-running scientific study of human aging, begun in 1958. BLSA scientists are learning what happens as people age and how to sort out changes due to aging from those due to disease or other causes. Learn more about the BLSA »