Pumping Irony

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

Exercise Hurts and Heals

Exercise Hurts — and Heals

New research suggests that regular exercise can help geezers heal muscles damaged by . . . regular exercise. But go ahead and do it anyway.

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Another Senior Moment

A new study explains why geezers get distracted. We may just be paying attention to the wrong things.

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Thin Gruel

Recent anti-aging research has left me hungry for better advice.

Your Brain on Yoga

Your Brain on Yoga

A new study suggests movement and meditation may conquer dementia and depression. My own experience suggests it promotes an odd sort of conviviality.

A Match Made in Heaven

A Match Made in Heaven

A new study suggests that couples tend to become more alike the longer they’re together. This would explain any improvements in my character.

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Aging, Redefined

As I prepare to join the Medicare club, a new study suggests much of what we’ve been told about aging and chronic illness may be wrong.

Rethinking Retirement

Rethinking Retirement

A new study suggests that giving up your job in your golden years could be hazardous to your health, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make some adjustments.

Life After Death

Life After Death

Why do widows thrive more than married women? Maybe it’s all about taking care of husbands.