Pumping Irony

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


Let Your Knees Be

Life in Geezerville is often a pain in the knees, but new research argues against surgery.


Brain Drain

A new study suggests that my hearing problems could cause my brain to give up some of its cognitive functions.

Nature Heron

Nurtured by Nature

Inspired by a new study suggesting that connecting to nature more often can boost the well-being of most seniors, I paid a visit to my neighborhood wilderness. Why don’t I do this more often?

Blood Pressure Cuff

A Numbers Game

The guidelines defining a healthy blood pressure are a lot like my daily BP readings: all over the place.

The Big Reset

Have I been duped by my doctor or is time to shake up my routine to see if I can get even healthier than I am now?

The Lighter Side of Fitness

A lighter brand of exercise — for a longer period of time — is said to be just as helpful to the elderly as shorter stints of moderate workouts, but I think I’ll stick with my current program. I like to sweat.

Allergic to Doctors?

The results of my recent lab tests are in, and it appears I’m much healthier when I avoid the doctor’s office.