Aging

What Does Your Future Hold in 2030?

Beth Britton | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

One of the great challenges within an ageing society is maintaining connectivity between the generations. Far too much of our society exists within a silo mentality, and that is also true when it comes to issues of family geography. With our global economy, many family members are often geographically isolated from each other - potentially connected only via digital communications.

New Norm for That "Certain Age"

Jaki Scarcello | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jaki Scarcello

The term "Coming of Age" has taken on a whole new meaning as we play in life free of the battered self esteem and co dependent worries of youth. They say as you get older you are more vulnerable, perhaps physically this is true but emotionally and intellectually it seems the opposite is true.

Baby Boomers - a New Marmite Test?

Toby Williamson | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Toby Williamson

Boomers are also a bit more savvy about mental health, and a bit more willing to seek help for mental health problems than their parent's generation. They are rich in resources - some, but not all, in material resources - but also less obvious resources accumulated through life experience.

The Challenges and Opportunities of Change: A Sukot Meditation

Naftali Brawer | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK
Naftali Brawer

Nothing remains the same for any length of time. Life is constantly shifting and moving beneath our feet. And while on the surface this is a rather depressing thought, it needn't be if we learn how to embrace change and unpack its blessings. Because with each painful change comes the opportunity for new growth and new possibilities.

I Can Remember When John Cleese Was Funny - Does That Make Me Old?

Grant Feller | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

My midlife reinvention from office-bound executive to dynamic media entrepreneur has, predictably, not been easy but it has been incredibly inspiring and life-affirming. Yet this morning a friend raised the ugly possibility that it was all doomed - because of my birth certificate.

See Me, Not My Age

Beth Britton | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

It is perhaps no wonder that I often read comments from younger people vehemently arguing against getting older. They don't want to lose their money, independence, purpose or standard of living, nor do they want to need care or be the recipient of poor care. For all of us who possess youth rather than experience the time to change this culture is now.

Relationships in Later Life and Why They Matter

Ruth Sutherland | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Sutherland

The population of the UK is ageing. By 2025, half the population will be over 50. Our media and politicians are warning us of the consequences of this for our public services and national debt. What very few people are talking about is one of the ways we can tackle this looming crisis: our personal relationships.

Breaking the Silence: Secrets of Women Over 60

Margaret Manning | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Margaret Manning

Today, women over 60 are defining and creating a whole new category of bold and fearless individuals with style, energy and ability! Many younger people might be surprised at the reality of life for women over 60 and the depth of their desire to be heard, respected and visible.

Scientists Can Hack Into Your Brain And Make You Age Slower

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Tech

Forget going to the gym, drinking less and giving up smoking, the ageing process could all be down to a tiny bit of the brain - and it can be manipula...

Life Through Google's Eyes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

No one likes to imagine that Google knows more about their personality, than they do. However, a new viral video demonstrates that when it comes t...

Architecture and the Effects of Human Ageing

John Killock | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
John Killock

As an architecture student I've been fascinated by the effects of human ageing and its relationship with architecture. The subject of ageing is a topic of much debate for the government and media, but it has received somewhat less attention in the field of architecture - particularly in the UK.

Care Cap Is an Immoral Scandal

John Higginson | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Politics
John Higginson

Modern science really is a miracle. In the last 100 years life expectancy has almost doubled from 42 at the turn of the century to 77 now for men and 82 for women. But with this extra life has come a problem.

Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Be the Next President of the USA?

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Claudia Tomlinson

She will be 73 years old at the end of the next presidential term of office, and should she decide to run, her age is likely to be one of the main talking points.

Lance Armstrong's Only Sin was Getting Caught

John Wight | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Sport
John Wight

The furore over Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah, and by extension the world, that he used performance enhancing drugs and blood doping to help him win his seven Tour de France titles, says more about the mass ignorance that surrounds the issue than it does about the integrity of Lance Armstrong.

Third Of Grandparents Are Lonely, Age UK Survey Reveals

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Nearly a third of grandparents only see their grandchildren once a month - or even less frequently - according to a survey released today. The stud...

Is 50 Too Old to Start an Indie Band?

Martin Sadofski | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Martin Sadofski

Being a musician is a lifetime affliction, a chronic condition you can't ever shake off

Protein Powder - A Must for Muscle Growth

Aidan Goggins | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

Here's the question: for a healthy individual already achieving relatively high protein intakes from diet alone, say in excess of 90-100 grams/day (the British Dietetic Association recommends levels of 55 grams a day), is there any merit in advocating additional supplementation?

When I'm Fifty I Hope I'm High (50) too!

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

The other week I was (kindly) invited to a debate. I put the 'kindly' in brackets because it was courtesy of a site that is aimed at people just slightly older than I am at forty!

Older Women Artists and The Art Of Living

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home
Ana Tzarev

I encourage everyone who aspires to create, from young upstarts to OWAs like me, to keep pursuing your passions.

Upper Age Limit For Surgery Causes 'Needless Deaths' Warn Experts

PA | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of elderly patients are needlessly dying because they are being denied treatment on the grounds of their age, a report has found. Surgica...

Fear of being Forty? Welcome to the Bonfire of Your Vanity

Daniel Warner | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Style
Daniel Warner

It's like I didn't take the phone call from middle age but it's left me a voicemail saying "I've reserved a place for you in your early forties, can you hurry up and confirm your coming only the demand is high and you'll be shoved back in economy if you don't claim your ticket soon".

Where are the Good Ideas?

Helen Goulden | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK
Helen Goulden

The question is how do you find and finance solutions to these problems - that aren't sexy, lucrative or easy to solve - and where solutions are likely to be found at grassroots, by people who are close to their communities, who might not find it easy to source funding on the high street?

Lucy Rator

Dan Griffin | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK
Dan Griffin

In a country where the average lifespan is 63 years, Lucy Rator is an anomaly. The sharp, spritely grandmother to more than 20 is somewhere around 84 or 85--although she is no longer quite sure.

Does Your Smell Reveal Your Age?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Forget trying to disguise the signs of ageing with Botox, anti-ageing creams or surgery - because humans are able to sniff out a person's age through ...

Britain's Population Timebomb Defused?

Barney Stringer | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Barney Stringer

Unpredicted and unannounced Britain now finds itself right in the middle of an extraordinary new baby boom, a fresh bulge-generation that will help shape our country for the rest of the 21st century. Has Britain cheated demographic destiny?