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How Just Two Minutes Of Intense Exercise Per Week Can Help Boost Pensioners' Health

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought that high-intensity training (HIT) was just for lycra-clad gym buffs, then think again. Because this style of exercise can also help th...

How Do Football Fans Manage To Remember So Much Information?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From a player's biography to match results, a memorable goal to career-ending injury, football fans can remember a hell of a lot of information. An...

These Fashion Grandpas Dress Better Than You Do (Probably)

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you associate old aged men with orthopaedic shoes and high-waisted trousers, think again. Now there's a new breed of style-savvy grandpa taking the...

Meet The Over 60s Enjoying An Active Sex Life

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While many may like to think their grandparents are sat under a blanket with a hot cup of cocoa, a new Channel 4 News documentary series reveals somet...

This Could Catch Parkinson's Disease Early

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A brain-scanning technique that detects early signs of Parkinson's holds out the hope of tackling the disease before it starts to cause symptoms. R...

Why 80-Year-Olds Should Still Be Hitting The Gym...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Keeping active in later life - even into your 70s and 80s - could help maintain good health, research has revealed. According to a recent study, ol...

70 Is the New 60... So Enjoy Later Life!

Diana Moran | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

One in five people in the UK will be 65 and over by the year 2020 and longevity should be celebrated. Growing older isn't a disease, it happens to us all! Treating older people with dignity and respect in care homes and hospitals is one of the most urgent aspects of later life that needs to be addressed.

This 98-Year-Old Fitness Instructor Is Proof That Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There aren't many fitness instructors who own a Zimmer frame, but then 98-year-old Hildegard Gigl is something of an exception. While she may be pu...

Transfusions Of Young Blood 'Could Treat Alzheimer's Disease'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Transfusions of young blood could reverse the ageing process and may even help treat Alzheimer's disease, scientists have found. According to their...

WATCH: How To Prevent Cleavage Wrinkles

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While many of us fret about the lines on our forehead or crow's feet around the eyes, it turns out that there's another sign of ageing to worry about ...

Simple Test Can Tell Whether You'll Live To Old Age..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forget having a palm reader analyse the length at your life line, a simple test could hold the clues to longevity. Monitoring a series of short exe...

Two Glasses Of Cherry Juice Can Help Get A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and, according to a recent study, two glasses of cherry juice will lead to a good night's sleep. Drinking one ...

Billy Connolly Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer And Parkinson's On Same Day

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Billy Connolly has revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease on the same day. The 71-year-old comedian describes ...

What Is It Like To Have Dementia? Facebook App Simulates Symptoms To Raise Awareness

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A UK charity has launched a new app on Facebook to promote awareness of dementia. Alzheimer's Research UK has launched FaceDementia, an app that is...

Lack Of Emotion And Interest In Older People Could Be A Sign Of Brain Shrinkage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Older people who show signs of apathy - a lack of emotion, interest or energy - are more likely to have smaller brain volumes than those who aren't ap...

Grandma Betty's Bittersweet Instagram Reveals Heartbreaking Reality Of A Cancer Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When 80-year-old Betty Simpson's lung cancer journey took a turn for the worst, her great-grandson decided to document and celebrate the final moments...

This Perfectly Sums Up Grandparents On Facebook

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Grandparents: you've got to love them. Below sums up the perfect storm between grandparents wanting to get down with the kids and grappling with F...

Type 1 Diabetes Warning: One In Five Cases Now Diagnosed Among The Over-40s

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

One in five cases of Type 1 diabetes are diagnosed in the over-40s, new figures suggest, prompting warnings that people may become seriously ill befor...

'Eat And Sleep And You Will Live A Long Time'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The world's oldest person, Misao Okawa, celebrates her 116th birthday on 5 March 2014. Ahead of this momentous occasion, she shared her secret to l...

Pancreatic Cancer Prevention: Eating Nuts Could Reduce Risk By Up To One Third

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Eating nuts regularly may ward off pancreatic cancer, which is one of the most deadly forms of the disease. Researchers from Harvard School of Publ...

Women Feel More Body Confident In Their Sixties Than Early Twenties, Says Study

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the visible lack of older women in public life - just 18% of TV presenter aged over 50 are female, despite the fact that women make up 53% of ...

Sight Loss May Be Prevented By Regular Walking, Research Suggests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Regular walking may protect the eyes and help prevent age-related vision loss, research has suggested. Tests on mice showed that moderate exercise ...

Dementia Risk Linked To High Oestrogen Levels And Diabetes In Women

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

High oestrogen levels and diabetes can dramatically increase the risk of dementia in older women, a study has found. Having both raised the risk 14...

Women Over 50 Urged To Have Regular Smear Tests To Lower Cancer Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women over 50 are being urged to have regular smear tests after research showed those who skip screening are six times more likely to end up with cerv...

The Key To Younger Looking Skin?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Science has good news for those looking to prevent the signs of premature ageing. Newcastle University researchers have identified an antioxidant ...