Traveling in my usual circles I don’t often encounter people who make their living provoking fears about aging. Recently however, one such merchant of fear did catch my attention.
Contrary to long held beliefs that exercise can help slow the aging of muscles, new genetic research out of the UK finds that link “implausible”.
I am finding that Twitter is becoming a more important part of my social media diet.
Most readers know that I endorse a developmental perspective on age and aging. Here are a few of the data points that led me to hold that position.
I would, normally, expect better from the people at “Cambridge Journals.”
However this write up sent me over the edge. It begins…
“A group of 80-year-olds tested for brain and memory function have been found to possess the abilities of people decades younger.”
A couple years ago ChangingAging and our readers campaigned to challenge the Oprah Show to fully embrace aging in all its beauty, challenges and complexity. In particular Dr. Bill asked Oprah to find a place on her show for elders and those who care for them to explore a better way of aging. We asked […]
Last week I had my picture taken by an extremely talented photographer from an excellent photography agency, both of whom we will leave unnamed. A rep from the photo agency claimed to have visited ChangingAging.org to learn more about me. I found that claim doubtful when I received this email regarding options for touching-up my […]
In ancient times humans bowed down to the Gods to beg for immortality. Today we bow down to technology in our pursuit of the same fabled fountain of youth that has eluded humankind for eons. There is little difference between Ponce de Leon’s fantastical search for the fountain of youth and today’s snake oil science […]
I believe that Changing Aging has the internet’s best commenters. Check out this comment from Luke Parrish… I think the real harm is in the culture’s obsession with cosmetic trappings of youthfulness. I do not think there is any harm in researching ways to actually extend healthy lifespan. “Aging” is a confusing term […]
Want to live forever? Unfortunately, you’re probably going to have to die and freeze yourself first. That’s the logical conclusion of the most extreme adherents to the anti-aging “life extension and longevity science” movement. They even go so far as to recommend that terminally ill people use cryonics (freezing the brain) to preserve their body […]