Pumping Irony

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


Brawn and Brains

A new study suggests that regular strength training can keep our brains from shrinking as we age. So, what’s my excuse?


Home Alone?

The vast majority of elderly Americans live at home because they can’t afford the services offered at nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. A nascent movement, however, is emerging to answer that challenge.

Smoking and drinking effects

I Knew That

Sometimes, new research simply reveals what’s already quite obvious.


I’m All Ears

After years of ignoring my hearing loss, I’ve finally been nudged to seek a solution.


How to Live Forever

The key to living a really long time may have less to do with your lifestyle than with your genes.


Running in Place

I’ve known for years that I’ll never run as fast as I did as youth, but now I know why.


The Perils of Pedaling

Bicycling has always been a perilous undertaking, and injuries can take their toll on an aging body. But the real challenge is climbing back in the saddle after you take a tumble.


When I’m 64 . . .

Our children have each moved on toward an independent life, which leaves me wondering where I fit in.