Pumping Irony

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

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.

Upwardly Mobile

Older Americans are relying more and more on canes, walkers, and scooters to get around. But there are other ways to stay upright as you age.

Ignoring Doctor’s Orders

A visit to a new doctor reminds me how much western medicine relies upon numbers, which makes me nervous — and not very compliant.

Centenarian Strategies

A new study out of Sweden offers a prescription for aspiring centenarians, but I doubt we have that much control over how long we’re going to stay vertical.

Live Long and Pedal

New research suggests that more exercise will add more years to your life — but who’s counting?

How to Make Time Stand Still

While tech billionaires throw millions at research aimed at delaying death, an aging couple shows us all how easy it is to embrace a moment that will last forever.