Pumping Irony

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

The ‘Realm of the Sick’

Recent research bolsters my inclination to abandon conventional medicine’s “fear-based” approach for something more positive.


This Idea Makes Me Sick

If a proposal by gerontology researchers is accepted by the World Health Organization, we’ll all soon be officially classified as terminally ill.

The Relaxation Response

The Relaxation Response

The latest ‘bad news’ from my doctor tells me it’s time to rethink conventional treatments — and relax.


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?