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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.