Standing on one leg indicates biological age

How long you can stand on one leg is an indication of your biological age It may sound odd, but researchers into healthy ageing confirm that how long you can stand on one leg is a valid indication of your biological age – as opposed to your chronological age (in years). This article was written … Read more

How you can avoid Alzheimer’s

Cut your risk by 53% – or more You can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s by 53%, according to new research from Harvard University. And by adding just three more common nutrients to their dietary recommendations – you can cut the risk even further. You’ve probably read that ageing is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s … Read more

Clear out ‘zombie cells’ and live healthier, longer

And do it with food, not expensive pharma medicines Investors in biotech companies are putting billions into a new category of drugs that promise to extend the number of years you can stay healthy – and improve the quality of life in later years. Dr Richard Miller is a leading gerontologist at the University of … Read more

The healthiest fats and oils

Coconut oil? Olive oil? Avocado oil? Butter? What’s the healthiest? Here’s the skinny on healthy fats. With such a range of oils and fats in the stores and conflicting advice – often from biased sources – choosing the healthiest is not easy. The 3 main criteria for healthy oil or fat choice are: The ratio … Read more

5 Ways to Live Healthily to 100

Because few people – perhaps only 1 in 10,000 – actually die of ‘old age’ For most, what are (wrongly) called ‘age-related diseases’ will rob them of a full quality of life, years before their time. Illnesses like heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. In his bestselling book Health Defence, Dr Paul Clayton (a … Read more