Pumping Irony

Craig Cox, an EL deputy editor and self-proclaimed resident geezer, explores the joys and challenges of aging well.

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How Much Is Too Much?

A renowned fitness expert preaches the virtues of high-intensity exercise as the secret to building strength and vitality in my golden years, but I like everything in moderation.

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The Price of Loneliness

Despite the allure of a simpler life away from society, new research suggests I’ll be healthier if I stay in touch with friends and family.

Aging and Altruism

Aging and Altruism

The older we get, the more our brains reward us for charitable behavior, according to a new study. In my case, however, bailing out our kids feels more like repaying a long-overdue debt.

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Sounds Like a Plan

Some experts think geezers like me need more incentives to stay on the job past retirement age, but all the convincing I need is to look at my bank balance.

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Damage Control

Experts say the more you exercise as you get older the easier it is for your body to heal. So why is my back still sore?

Driven to Detraction

Driven to Detraction

Elderly drivers can pose serious public safety dangers, but few of us are eager to hang up our keys.