Pumping Irony

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


All or Nothing

Once I overcome the inertia that’s been keeping me out of the gym, I’m really going to go all out. Really.


The Secret of “Super-Agers”

The aging brain thrives on a healthy diet and vigorous exercise, but the real key to long-term mental acuity may simply depend on a roll of the genetic dice.


Sit Still, Live Longer?

Research suggests that meditation may extend your lifespan, but anyone who embraces a serious mindfulness practice will soon discover it’s not about their life at all.


I Can Hear You Now

One in three geezers refuses to address their hearing loss, according to a new study. I’m not one of them.


Is Cancer Screening Just a Scam?

A new study reveals that colonoscopies, mammograms, and other tests do little to prolong life expectancy. But don’t expect to hear that from your doctor.


Eat Less, Live Longer?

Periodic fasting is gaining traction among the longevity-obsessed, but I’m having trouble seeing how it differs from yo-yo dieting.

The Secrets of Sleep

There are lots of reasons why older folks struggle to get a good night’s sleep. Just don’t expect much consensus from the scientific community.