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Is the military researching an ‘anti-aging’ pill? – We Are The Mighty

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Air Force pilots of the 1980s-era stealthy B-2 Spirit bomber plan to upgrade and fly the aircraft on attack missions against enemy air defenses well into the 2050s, service officials said.

It is a dream to fly. It is so smooth, Maj. Kent Mickelson, director of operations for 394th combat training squadron, told Scout Warrior in an interview.

In a special interview designed to offer a rare look into the technologies and elements of the B-2, Mickelson explained that the platform has held up and remained very effective given that it was designed and built during the 80s.

Alongside his current role, Mickelson is also a B-2 pilot with experience flying missions and planning stealth bomber attacks, such as the bombing missions over Libya in 2011.

It is a testament to the engineering team that here we are in 2016 and the B-2 is still able to do its job just as well today as it did in the 80s. While we look forward to modernization, nobody should come away with the thought that theB-2isnt ready to deal with the threats that are out there today, he said. It is really an awesome bombing platform and it is just a marvel of technology.

The B-2 is engineered with avionics, radar and communications technologies designed to identify and destroy enemy targets from high altitudes above hostile territory.

It is a digital airplane. We are presented with what is commonly referred to as glass cockpit, Mickelson said.

The glass cockpit includes various digital displays, including one showing Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) information which paints a rendering or picture of the ground below.

SAR provides the pilots with a realistic display of the ground that they are able to use for targeting, Mickelson said.

The B-2 has a two-man crew with only two ejection seats. Also, the crew is trained to deal with the rigors of a 40-hour mission.

A B-2 Spirit soars after a refueling mission over the Pacific Ocean. | U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III

TheB-2represents a huge leap in technology from our legacy platforms such as theB-52 and theB-1 bomber. This involved taking the best of what is available and giving it to the aircrew, Mickelson said.

The Air Force currently operates 20 B-2 bombers, with the majority of them based at Whiteman AFB in Missouri. The B-2 can reach altitudes of 50,000 feet and carry 40,000 pounds of payload, including both conventional and nuclear weapons.

The aircraft, which entered service in the 1980s, has flown missions over Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. In fact, given its ability to fly as many as 6,000 nautical miles without need to refuel, the B-2 flew from Missouri all the way to an island off the coast of India called Diego Garcia before launching bombing missions over Afghanistan.

Taking off from Whiteman and landing at Diego Garcia was one of the longest combat sorties the B-2 has ever taken. The bomber was very successful in Afghanistan and very successful in the early parts of the wars in Iraq and Libya, Michelson added.

The B-2 crew uses whats called a long-duration kit, which includes items such as a cot for sleeping and other essentials deemed necessary for a long flight, Mickelson explained.

As a stealth bomber engineered during the height of the Cold War, the B-2 was designed to elude Soviet air defenses and strike enemy targets without an enemy ever knowing the aircraft was even there. This stealthy technological ability is referred to by industry experts as being able to evade air defenses using both high-frequency engagement radar, which can target planes, and lower frequency surveillance radar which can let enemies know an aircraft is in the vicinity.

The B-2 bomber is described as a platform which can operate undetected over enemy territory and, in effect, knock down the door by destroying enemy radar and air defenses so that other aircraft can fly through a radar corridor and attack.

However, enemy air defenses are increasingly becoming technologically advanced and more sophisticated; some emerging systems are even able to detect some stealth aircraft using systems which are better networked, using faster computer processors and able to better detect aircraft at longer distances on a greater number of frequencies. The Russian-built S-300 and S-400 air defenses, for example, are among the most advanced in the world today.

The Air Force plans to operate the B-2 alongside its new, now-in-development bomber called the Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRS-B. well into the 2050s.

U.S. Air Force photo

As a result, the B-2 fleet is undergoing a series of modernization upgrades in order to ensure the aircraft can remain at its ultimate effective capability for the next several decades, Mickelson said.

One of the key upgrades is called the Defensive Management System, a technology which helps inform the B-2 crew about the location of enemy air defenses. Therefore, if there are emerging air defenses equipped with the technology sufficient to detect the B-2, the aircraft will have occasion to maneuver in such a way as to stay outside of their range.

The Defensive Management System is slated to be operational by the mid-2020s, Mickelson added.

The whole key is to give us better situational awareness so we are able to make sound decisions in the cockpit about where we need to put the aircraft, he added.

U.S. Air Force photo

The B-2 is also moving to an extremely high frequency satellite in order to better facilitate communications with command and control. For instance, the communications upgrade could make it possible for the aircraft crew to receive bombing instructions from the President in the unlikely event of a nuclear detonation.

This program will help with nuclear and conventional communications. It will provide a very big increase in the bandwidth available for the B-2, which means an increased speed of data flow. We are excited about this upgrade, Mickelson explained.

The stealth aircraft uses a commonly deployed data link called LINK-16 and both UHF and VHF data links, as well. Michelson explained that the B-2 is capable of communicating with ground control stations, command and control headquarters and is also able to receive information from other manned and unmanned assets such as drones.

Information from nearby drones, however, would at the moment most likely need to first transmit through a ground control station. That being said, emerging technology may soon allow platforms like the B-2 to receive real-time video feeds from nearby drones in the air.

TheB-2is also being engineered with a new flight management control processor designed to expand and modernize the on-board computers and enable the addition of new software.

This involves the re-hosting of the flight management control processors, the brains of the airplane, onto much more capable integrated processing units. This results in the laying-in of some new fiber optic cable as opposed to the mix bus cable being used right now because theB-2s computers from the 80s are getting maxed out and overloaded with data, Air Force officials told Scout Warrior.

The new processor increases the performance of the avionics and on-board computer systems by about 1,000-times, he added. The overall flight management control processor effort, slated to field by 2015 and 2016, is expected to cost $542 million.

The comprehensiveB-2upgrades also include efforts to outfit the attack aircraft with next generation digital nuclear weapons such as theB-61 Mod 12 with a tail kit and Long Range Stand-Off weapon or, LRSO, an air-launched, guided nuclear cruise missile, service officials said.

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis

TheB-61 Mod 12 is an ongoing modernization program which seeks to integrate theB-61 Mods 3, 4, 7 and 10 into a single variant with a guided tail kit. TheB-61 Mod 12 is being engineered to rely on an inertial measurement unit for navigation.

In addition to the LRSO, B83 andB-61 Mod 12, theB-2will also carry theB-61 Mod 11, a nuclear weapon designed with penetration capabilities, Air Force officials said.

The LRSO will replace the Air Launched Cruise Missile, or ALCM, which right now is only carried by theB-52 bomber, officials said.

Alongside its nuclear arsenal, theB-2will carry a wide range of conventional weapons to include precision-guided2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions, or JDAMs, 5,000-pound JDAMs, Joint Standoff Weapons, Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles and GBU 28 5,000-pound bunker buster weapons, among others.

The platform is also preparing to integrate a long-range conventional air-to-ground standoff weapon called the JASSM-ER, for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, Extended Range.

TheB-2can also carry a 30,000-pound conventional bomb known as the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, Mickelson added.

This is a GBU-28 (bunker-buster weapon) on steroids. It will go in and take out deeply buried targets, he said.

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Perfection is pass: Brands redefine beauty marketing – Vogue Business

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I think the key word here is journey, says Lee. Of course, there are still marketing campaigns and conversations happening in Asia that still promote terms like flawless or perfection as the ideal, but I think its our job as brands to try to make these strides to dismantle unrealistic expectations that stems insecurity and a lack of confidence in our customers. No one is perfect and youre never going to be, and its a priority for us to educate.

Social media platforms, which are often blamed for setting unrealistic beauty standards by promoting the use of filters and photo-editing tools, are trying to move away from such edited, unrealistic imagery. When it introduced AR makeup try-on last year, Pinterest stated that it would refrain from smoothing out the skin or making any alterations other than applying the lipstick or eyeshadow product because it wanted the results to be as accurate to real life as possible. Instagram, in October 2019, temporarily prohibited effects that changed the face. In August 2020, it relaxed the guidelines to prevent effects that directly promote or encourage cosmetic surgery procedures. Effects that change the shape of the face are allowed but no longer promoted in its effects gallery.

Its our responsibility to think deeply about how we build our products [as] there is a good connection between representation and mental health, says Annie Ta, head of inclusive product at Pinterest.

Newer video platforms such as TikTok are also central to this shift, says Superfluids Scotti. Unlike Facebook or YouTube, TikTok is more about community and less about perfection, which allows people to express themselves in a more authentic way, says Bleachs Brownsell.

For brands, taking steps towards key social changes means not being able to measure ROI in a traditional sense. Ultimately, its worth it because brands will be able to build more trust, says Glow Recipes Lee. The messages and philosophies that we share goes a long way. Because of e-commerce and social media, theres no such thing as a loyal customer, but I do think that when someone believes in the values of a brand, they become advocates.

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Best of ORL 2021 – Health & Beauty – Orlando Magazine

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What is Human Growth Hormone (HGH – THISDAY Newspapers

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Some people turn to a substance called Human Growth Hormone (HGH) in hopes that it will keep them feeling and looking youthful. But experts say that hope is unfounded. And worse, these products can be harmful.

HGH, produced by the pituitary gland, spurs growth in children and adolescents. It also helps to regulate body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, sugar and fat metabolism, and possibly heart function. Produced synthetically, HGH is the active ingredient in a number of prescription drugs and in other products available widely over the Internet.


Synthetic human growth hormone was developed in 1985 and approved by the

FDA for specific uses in children and adults. In children, HGH injections are approved for treating short stature of unknown cause as well as poor growth due to a number of medical causes, including:

Turners syndrome:A genetic disorder that affects a girls development.

Prader-Willi syndrome:An uncommon genetic disorder causing poor muscle tone, low levels of sex hormones, and a constant feeling of hunger

Chronic kidney disease.

In adults, approved uses of HGH include:

*Short bowel syndrome:A condition in which nutrients are not properly absorbed due to severe intestinal disease or the surgical removal of a large portion of the small intestine.

*HGH deficiency due to rare pituitary tumorsor their treatment

*Muscle-wasting disease associated with HIV/AIDS

However, the most common uses for HGH are not FDA-approved. Some people use the hormone, along with other performance-enhancing drugs such as anabolic steroids in an attempt to build muscle and improve athletic performance. Yet HGHs effect on athletic performance is unknown.

Because the bodys HGH levels naturally decrease with age, some so-called anti-aging experts have speculated and claimed that HGH products could reverse age-related bodily deterioration. But these claims, too, are unproven. The use of HGH for anti-aging is not FDA-approved.

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40 Worst Health Mistakes Men Make After 40 | Eat This Not That – Eat This, Not That

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For many, your 40s are a time of feeling more comfortable and established, as you become more secure professionally and personally. But it's no time to become complacent about your health, an all-too-frequent occurrence in this decade. Your 40s are a time when certain health problems can creep upor be avoided by making healthy choices. We asked the experts what health mistakes men tend to make at this age and beyond, so you don't have to. Read onand to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It.

"Men are more likely to get their teeth cleaned than visit their doctor. Heart disease, BPH, and high cholesterol tend to start appearing in middle age," says Stanton Honig, MD, director of men's health at Yale Medicine Urology.

The Rx: "Make your regular checkups!," says Honig. "They give doctors an opportunity to discuss overall health to help men take better care of themselves and prevent health problems."

Only about 5 percent of American adults get 30 minutes of exercise each day. Go against the grain: A sedentary lifestyle raises your risk of obesity and related illnesses, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stroke.

The Rx: For heart health, the American Heart Association recommends that adults get 150 minutes of moderate exercise (such as brisk walking) or 90 minutes of high-intensity exercise (such as running or swimming) each week.

Maybe you were taught that boys don't cry and that "rubbing some dirt on it" is a remedy for most problems. But we feel pain for a reason. When you have pain that doesn't go away, chances are your body is trying to alert you to a problem.

The Rx: If you have pain that recurs or won't go away, don't tough it out. See your doctor.

Men ignore psychological pain even more than physical pain. "Men in their 40s have the tendency to ignore their emotional needs, which leads to an increase in stress and stress-related illness," says Haley Neidich, LCSW, a therapist based in New Haven, Connecticut.

The Rx: "Acknowledging when you need support and seeking out the right mental health counseling for your needs is essential," recommends Neidich.

"Back pain, specifically low back pain, can be caused by poor posture and weak abdominal muscles. And those are the specific areas that need to be targeted and strengthened to relieve the pain and prevent future flare-ups," says Neel Anand, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of spine trauma at Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles.

The Rx: "The first steps in correcting this is to simply concentrate on sitting up straight and pulling your shoulders back and down when either sitting, standing, or walking," says Anand. He also suggests abdominal strengthening exercises as planks or ab crunch you can try at home.

"Along with new fitness activity comes a real risk for injury, which can range from fractures, sprains, strains, to knee and back pain," says Bert Mandelbaum, MD, a sports medicine specialist and orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles and author of The Win Within: Capturing Your Victorious Spirit.

The Rx: "Warm up and cool down," says Mandelbaum. "We need a few minutes of warm-up time before any physical activity to get the blood flowing, and give the muscles and joints a heads-up that they're about to be put to work, as cold muscles are much less flexible and much more prone to injury. At the end of a cardiovascular warm up, a few more minutes of muscle stretching is always recommended."

"For most men over 45, about four out of 10 suffer from Low T," says S. Adam Ramin, MD, urologic surgeon and medical director of Urology Cancer Specialists in Los Angeles. "Low testosterone doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the physical ability to get or maintain an erection. It has more to do with low desire and libido. The good news is that this condition shouldn't be anything a man feels ashamed of and it is very treatable."

The Rx: "There are a number of natural ways to raise testosterone, including engaging in exercise several times a week, and weight loss for men who are overweight," says Ramin. "A doctor may suggest starting hormone replacement therapy, which includes giving testosterone in an injection, patch, gel, or tablets to raise his levels back to a normal, healthy range."

"Outside of skin cancer, prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer cause for men in the United States, with up to 1 in 9 receiving the diagnosis at some point in their lives," says Ramin. "The great news is that most men have a high probability of surviving the disease, though as with many cancer types, that likelihood decreases as the disease advances."

The Rx: "Men who receive regular checkups and prostate examinations after age 50 have a much higher likelihood that cancer would be discovered and diagnosed at an earlier stage," says Ramin.

"Smoking isn't just detrimental to your lungs," says Ramin. "Your kidneys and bladder, your body's filtration system, must process the toxins from cigarette smoke too. From the risk of kidney failure to multiple types of urological cancers, smoking is one lifestyle habit that really isn't worth it," says Ramin.

The Rx: Quit smoking now. If you don't use tobacco, don't start.

"High blood pressure isn't only bad for your heart," says Ramin. "In fact, uncontrolled high blood pressure is among the leading causes of kidney failure in the United States."

The Rx: The American Heart Association recommends getting your blood pressure checked at least once every two years. "If you start early enough, before problems arise, keeping your blood pressure at a normal rate and your kidneys in proper working order can be easily accomplished with lifestyle modifications," adds Ramin. Keep reading to learn more on this.

"Obesity is among the highest risk factors for a host of cancers, including bladder and kidney," says Ramin. "Studies have shown that simply being overweight, not necessarily clinically obese, also increases risk."

The Rx: "Simply paying attention to what you're putting into your body can be a great start," says Ramin. "This year, if you haven't already, begin reading food labels. A good rule of thumb: if the package label contains ingredients you can't pronounce, don't buy it."

"Our bodies' organs simply weren't designed to meet the demands put on them by the consumption of highly processed, high-sugar and high-fat foods," says Ramin. "And when they're forced to filter these substances long-term, the consequences can be severe and life-threatening."

The Rx: "Focus on putting the most pure, whole foods into your body," says Ramin.

"Colonoscopy is the best method to get screened for a very common but preventable form of cancer in the USA," says Ashkan Farhadi, MD, a gastroenterologist at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. "Currently, 6 percent of individuals will suffer from this common form of cancer during their lifetime, which can be prevented if they have a proper screening." During colonoscopy, precancerous polyps in the colon can be removed before they become cancer and spread.

The Rx: The American Cancer Society recommends you start discussing screening for colon cancer with your doctor at age 45.

"Because many signs of aging are caused or exacerbated by sun damage, sunscreen is the best anti-aging treatment in your skin care routine," says Joel Schlessinger, MD, a dermatologic surgeon in Omaha, Nebraska. "Most importantly, sunscreen is your first line of defense against skin cancer."

The Rx: "Even if you're sitting inside all day, you still need sun protection. By wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen every day, you can shield your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. I recommend choosing a high-quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen like those from EltaMD," says Schlessinger.

"Remember to never share towels. It's easy to spread bacteria and infections, especially when they're wet," says Schlessinger

The Rx: "Always keep track of which towel is yours, and don't forget to switch it out for a clean one on a regular basis," says Schlessinger.

Do you still have the same loofahs from your European vacation in 2015? You might be surprised to see what's living inside. "Washcloths and loofahs can harbor bacteria, mold and yeast, among other harmful things," says Schlessinger.

The Rx: "Make sure you allow your loofah to dry completely each time and replace it frequently," says Schlessinger. "If you cleanse with a washcloth, grab a fresh one every day and don't use it on your face. Remove impurities with jane iredale Magic Mitt. This microfiber mitt removes dirt, oil and makeup with warm water alone. By eliminating the need for a cleanser, this tool protects the skin's pH balance."

"A 40-year-old man, embarking on a fad exercise program is liable to injure his back or neck," says Dr. Marc Arginteanu, an award winning neurosurgeon and Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. "The bones of most 40-year-old men are still as solid as they were at 20, and his muscles are often just as solid. But the joints that hold the spinal bones togetherand the discs which act as cushions between those bonesare no longer nearly as resilient as they once were."

The Rx: Warm up, take any new exercise program slowly, and give your body time to recover between workouts.

"Fad diets are designed to take off weight as quickly as possible. They often ignore the long term effects that might occur regarding both the brain and spine," says Arginteanu. "A 40-year-old man embarking on a radical weight loss program is liable to make a nutritional blunder that may increase the likelihood he'll suffer from brain problems like dementia later in life."

The Rx: Consult your healthcare provider before embarking on a new diet. "Also, consider moderating the diet to make it less extreme," says Arginteanu. "You should be suspicious of any diet that says 'never' or 'always.' For any diet, as in most things, balance is best."

"A sudden increase or change in activity, like trying out a new exercise at the gym or using a computer leading up to a deadline, can cause tendonitis to flare around the hand and wrist," says Andrea Halim, MD, a Yale Medicine orthopedic hand surgeon. "This can include trigger fingers, de quervain's (tendonitis of the wrist) and sometimes carpal tunnel syndrome."

The Rx: "Make sure to take breaks from activities that require constant or repetitive motion, and taking anti-inflammatories may help relieve symptoms if they become bothersome," says Halim.

If your toenails look odd because of thickening, lifting or color changesit can be signs of infection. "Both bacteria and fungi can cause nail infections and are very common in the environment," says Amanda Zubek, MD, Ph.D., a Yale Medicine dermatologist. "You can easily pick up a nail fungus, for example, at a swimming pool, from the gym floor, the dirt outside or even from a family member."

The Rx: Pay attention to nail health year round. If you observe anything suspicious, make an appointment with a dermatologist.

Fungus isn't the only problem that can plague your nails. "Nails say a lot about health. For example, brittle nails can demonstrate vitamin deficiencies," says Halim. Biting nails can open the skin under the nail, introducing bacteria, a fungus or yeast that can cause infection.

The Rx: Cut your nails regularly, and don't be afraid to visit the nail salon (it's 2020, after all). When cutting your nails, be sure to cut straight across, and file them into a square shape, not rounded. Cutting the corners off increases your risk of an ingrown nail.

"Take a look at the 'blue zones' of the worldplaces where people live the longest. What characterizes them all is the fact that they are all bound by a strong sense of community," says Lily Kiswani, MD, an integrative medicine physician in Mumbai, India. "This diminishes stress and decreases the risk of chronic illness and premature death."

The Rx: "Make the time to spend with that special someone in your life. Go kick a football with your son. Volunteer to help at your church. Every little bit helps. The effort does not need to be massive, but the result can be life changing."

Have you been tested for diabetes recently? Are you sure? Untreated, diabetes causes sugars to build up in the blood. That damages arteries throughout the body, skyrocketing your risk of heart disease, stroke, vision loss and circulation problems that could lead to amputation.

The Rx: Get checked for diabetes or prediabetes ASAP. Follow your doctor's recommendations for lifestyle changes or medication if necessary.

"One of the biggest mistakes men can make as they age above forty is to not maintain their flexibility," says Mary Badon, MD, a Yale-trained physician in Connecticut who manages SOMA Movement Studio. "Reducing resting muscle tension can improve your energy levels, raise your mood, and can contribute to making you more active."

The Rx: "Maintaining flexibility can be done through regular stretching, or better, by including cross-training workouts that focus on eccentric (lengthening) strengthening like Pilates," says Badon.

"After 40, the key is to cut out processed foods from your diet," says Lisa Ballehr, DO, an osteopathic physician in Mesa, Arizona. "Processed foods are typically loaded with artificial preservatives and additives and tend to be made from non-organic foods containing residues of pesticides. This, along with the addition of refined sugars, high fructose corn syrup, emulsifiers, salt and ethanol make for an unnatural dietary source which lacks proper nutrition."

The Rx: "Cut processed foods out of our diet and replace them with whole foods. Our bodies need the vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fats from whole foods for optimal health."

"As we age, our brains shrink in volume, particularly the frontal cortex and hippocampus, areas involved in higher cognitive function and encoding new memories," says Peterson Pierre, MD, a dermatologist in Thousand Oaks, California, and founder of the Pierre Skin Care Institute.

The Rx: "It's important to keep the mind stimulated, and one of the best ways to do that is with the brain training app Lumosity," says Pierre. "This app is personalized and trains key areas of your brain. Just a few minutes a day can help your mind stay sharp and can even help you improve in certain areas."

When you're over 40, you can't ignore any chance to get physical exercise. And what's easier than move your legs rhythmically to the sound of music? "Studies show that regular physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain with dancing having the most profound effect," says Pierre. Dancing decreases risk of dementia, improves your balance, reduces stress and helps you lose caloriesand last, but not least, makes you a socially attractive person.

The Rx: Next time you hear some music, show your moves.

"We all know that cardiovascular training is good for the heart and helps keep weight off, but weight training is just as important, maybe even more so," says Pierre. "Weight training has been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits and can actually reverse age-related muscle loss. It burns fat, exercises all your muscles, including your heart, lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow to the brain."

The Rx: Aim to get 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week, including two strength-training sessions weekly.

"One condition that shows up in some patients over 40 is tinnitus, a challenging problem that has common symptoms like roaring, ticking, ringing, or whistling sounds in the ears," says Jason Power, owner and managing director of The Hearing Clinic in Ontario, Canada. "Sometimes, the symptoms of tinnitus can signify other health problems."

The Rx: Schedule a hearing evaluation with an audiologist, who can recommend treatment.

"A common trap for men is failing to seek medical advice, allowing ailments as hypertension and diabetes to gain an even stronger foothold prior to diagnosis and therapy," says Gary Donovitz, MD, founder and CEO of BioTE Medical. "Older doesn't always mean wiser, particularly when it comes to assessing your body's issues"

The Rx: Invest in a home blood pressure monitor and measure your blood pressure on a regular basis, ideally a few times a week. Monitors can cost between $40 and $100 on average, but your health insurance might cover it. If you see any significant changes in your pressure, consult your doctor.

"Over 40 million men in the U.S. suffer from enlarged prostate, also referred to as BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)," says Peter Walter, MD, FACS, of Western New York Urology Associates in Jamestown, NY. "This can cause symptoms such as a weak urinary stream or frequent daytime urination. As men get older, the prostate continues to grow, and symptoms often worsen. This can result in the complete inability to empty the bladder, requiring a catheter or invasive prostate surgery."

The Rx: "Worsening urinary symptoms are not just a normal part of the aging process," says Walter. "They can be a warning sign of bladder damage, and should not be ignored." If you have symptoms of BPH or urinary difficulties, see your doctor.

Dementia is most common in older age, but it can affect men as young as their 40s. It's estimated that 200,000 Americans have early onset Alzheimer's, The Alzheimer's Organization says.

The Rx: If you observe memory problems, write down the symptoms and contact your doctor for an evaluation. "Dementia and other signals of cognitive decline should not be considered normal and irreversible," says Donovitz. "There is a range of treatments and therapies to be explored."

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Don't suffer in silence about erectile dysfunctiontalk with your healthcare provider about it. More than your sex life could be at stake. Erectile dysfunction can be an early sign of serious health issues, including cardiac problems, diabetes and depression.

The Rx: If you have ED, see your doctor. Several effective therapies are available.

Insomnia and poor quality sleep doesn't just run the risk of making you irritable the next day. Without adequate sleep, your body can't adequately repair itself; that increases your risk of health problems such as cancer, heart disease and dementia.

The Rx: If you're having trouble getting seven to nine hours of quality sleep a night, talk with your doctor about it.

High sodium intake is a risk factor for high blood pressure, which raises your chance of having a heart attack. Studies show that most Americans consume about 3,400mg of sodium daily way over the recommended 2,300mg (about one teaspoon of salt).

The Rx: Don't add salt to your meals. Avoid fast food and processed foods, which tend to come loaded with sodium. Inspect nutrition facts labels and choose products low in sodium.

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The risk of stroke increases as we ageand the vast majority can be avoided. The National Stroke Association says that up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

Remedy Rx: Keep your blood pressure down and weight in a healthy range. If you have high cholesterol, diabetes or AFib, get them under controlall are risk factors for stroke. Don't smoke, and keep your alcohol intake under two drinks a day.

Excessive alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancer and heart disease. And you may be drinking more than you think. Experts recommend moderate drinkingdefined as no more than two alcoholic drinks per day for men, and one drink for women.

The Rx: If you're having trouble cutting back, talk with your doctor.

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"Stress that's left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes," says the Mayo Clinic.

The Rx: Relieve stress by getting regular exercise, socializing and creating time for yourself. Relaxation techniques such as mindfulness can also help.

High blood cholesterol clogs arteries, increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke. Have you had yours checked lately? Your total cholesterol level should be less than 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), with an LDL of less than 100 mg/dL and an HDL of 60 mg/dL or higher.

The Rx: Experts recommend getting a cholesterol check every five years; older adults may need one more often. To keep your LDL ("bad") cholesterol level down, eat a diet low in saturated fat, exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight.

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You've probably heard the new health maxim: Sugar is the new smoking. It's not an exaggeration. Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages and eating a diet high in added and refined sugars increases your risk of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, which in turn raises your risk of heart disease and stroke.

The Rx: Skip soda, fruit juices and other sugary beverages, and limit your consumption of added sugar by choosing whole foods and products that have little or none. And to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.

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Motivation depends on how the brain processes fatigue – Anti Aging News

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How do we decide whether or not an activity which requires work is 'worth the effort'? Researchers at the University of Birmingham & the University of Oxford have shown that the willingness to work is not static, and depends upon the fluctuating rhythms of fatigue.

Fatigue -- the feeling of exhaustion from doing effortful tasks -- is something we all experience daily. It makes us lose motivation and want to take a break. Although scientists understand the mechanisms the brain uses to decide whether a given task is worth the effort, the influence of fatigue on this process is not yet well understood.

The research team conducted a study to investigate the impact of fatigue on a person's decision to exert effort. They found that people were less likely to work and exert effort -- even for a reward -- if they were fatigued. The results are published in Nature Communications.

Intriguingly, the researchers found that there were two different types of fatigue that were detected in distinct parts of the brain. In the first, fatigue is experienced as a short-term feeling, which can be overcome after a short rest. Over time, however, a second, longer-term feeling builds up, stops people from wanting to work, and doesn't go away with short rests.

"We found that people's willingness to exert effort fluctuated moment by moment, but gradually declined as they repeated a task over time," says Tanja Muller, first author of the study, based at the University of Oxford. "Such changes in the motivation to work seem to be related to fatigue -- and sometimes make us decide not to persist."

The team tested 36 young, healthy people on a computer-based task, where they were asked to exert physical effort to obtain differing amounts of monetary rewards. The participants completed more than 200 trials and in each, they were asked if they would prefer to 'work' -- which involved squeezing a grip force device -- and gain the higher rewards offered, or to rest and only earn a small reward.

The team built a mathematical model to predict how much fatigue a person would be feeling at any point in the experiment, and how much that fatigue was influencing their decisions of whether to work or rest.

While performing the task, the participants also underwent an MRI scan, which enabled the researchers to look for activity in the brain that matched the predictions of the model.

They found areas of the brain's frontal cortex had activity that fluctuated in line with the predictions, while an area called the ventral striatum signalled how much fatigue was influencing people's motivation to keep working.

"This work provides new ways of studying and understanding fatigue, its effects on the brain, and on why it can change some people's motivation more than others" says Dr. Matthew Apps, senior author of the study, based at the University of Birmingham's Centre for Human Brain Health. "This helps begin to get to grips with something that affects many patients lives, as well as people while at work, school, and even elite athletes.

The University of Birmingham's Centre for Human Brain Health, Institute for Mental Health and School of Psychology all contributed to this research project.

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Sponsored | The perfect red lip exists, and it is timeless – Toronto Star

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During the past year, many of us were forced to revisit our grooming routines, whether it was grounding ourselves in self-care rituals or seekingout ways to make makeup work under a mask.

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Created to celebrate women over 50 and address their specific needs,theLOral Paris Age Perfectmakeup collection features skincare-infused formulas that promise comfort, radiance and feature-enhancinggorgeousness, from serum-inspired foundation to lipstick enriched witha moisturizing core.

To show just how versatile and effective these products are, we asked 63-year-old Marita to try on an Age Perfect beauty lookpolished skin, subtly defined eyes and the perfect, timeless red lipand talk about rediscovering the life-affirming joy of makeup, at any age.

What is your relationship with makeup?

I love that you see my personality or how Im feeling on a certain day based on my makeupchoices. If Im wearing a red lip on a Tuesday at 9 a.m., its because I want to be seen, I want to have fun, so why not? Every time I leave the house, I treat it like a special occasion. Now Iget to go back to work, dress up and see my friends. Theyre all reasons to play with make-up again.

As you get older, has the type of makeup you look for changed?

Aging is a beautiful thing and Im always looking for products that highlight the unique qualities of my face. I also ask myself, is it nourishing? Does it have anti-aging properties?

What are your favourite LOral Paris Age Perfect products?

I love the Radiant Serum Foundation. Its so light and natural-looking on the skin. I never use anything that covers up my freckles. I love them, so why should I hide them?


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Top reasons why you should add watermelon to skincare routine – NewsBytes

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There are very few foods that can be as refreshing as juicy watermelons. These are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants and keep away various infections and diseases. However, did you know that not just from the inside, watermelons can work wonders outside on our skin as well? Here's a list of benefits and reasons why you should make use of it in skincare.

The summer heat and sweat, when mixed with pollutants and grime in the air, can leave our skin looking dull, dry, and dirty! Watermelon is rich in malic acid that unclogs the pores and is effective in removing dead skin cells. However, the moisturizing properties of malic acid make sure that the skin does not dry out and leaves it soft and luminous.

Watermelon is a rich source of vitamins and antioxidants that can give us a youthful glow from the inside. However, it also contains anti-aging agents such as lycopene that keep premature aging at bay. Lycopene plays a crucial role in repairing damaged skin cells and boosts the production of collagen, which is responsible for keeping the skin soft and elastic.

In spite of taking good care of the skin, it is almost necessary to avoid skin rashes, especially in summers. The rich antioxidant and mineral content of watermelons makes them a perfect solution to reduce inflammation and itching. What's more, it also helps curb minor sunburns. Massage a slice of cold watermelon on the affected area. Do this twice a day for maximum relief.

There are many DIY face masks that you can make using watermelon as the key ingredient. However, the following recipe is ideal to get rid of tan and spots on the face. Mix about three tablespoons of watermelon juice with one tablespoon of yogurt. Apply the face mask to your face and neck and rinse when dry. Use this regularly for tan-free skin.

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Intensive Anti-Aging Treatment Market to Observe Strong Growth to Generate Massive Revenue in Coming Years Domestic Violence – Domestic Violence

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The global Intensive Anti-Aging Treatment market is expected to grow in the forecasted period due to the growing awareness about skin. Intensive Anti-Aging Treatment is used to avoid wrinkles and other signs of aging. this type of treatment can be done by various methods including topical treatment, cosmetic surgeries, injectable. A rapid grow of anti-aging products sales over the internet can be observed. anti-aging products are manufactured on the basis of increasingly advanced research, formulas, and technologies. High-tech innovations happen in all product categories and all price segments.

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SOCOM To Test Anti-Aging Pill Next Year – Breaking Defense

Posted: July 5, 2021 at 1:48 am

SOCOMs Human Performance Program includes innovating capabilities for physical training, injury mitigation and performance nutrition.

WASHINGTON: Special Operations Command expects to move into clinical trials next year of a pill that may inhibit or reduce some of the degenerative affects of aging and injury part of a broader Pentagon push for improved human performance.

The pill has the potential, if it is successful, to truly delay aging, truly prevent onset of injury which is just amazingly game changing, Lisa Sanders, director of science and technology for Special Operations Forces, acquisition, technology & logistics (SOF AT&L), said Friday.

We have completed pre-clinical safety and dosing studies in anticipation of follow-on performance testing in fiscal year 2022, Navy Cmdr. Tim Hawkins, a SOCOM spokesperson, said.

SOCOM is usingOther Transaction Authority (OTA) funds to partner with private biotech laboratory Metro International Biotech, LLC (MetroBiotech) in the pills development, which is based on what is called a human performance small molecule, he explained.

These efforts are not about creating physical traits that dont already exist naturally. This is about enhancing the mission readiness of our forces by improving performance characteristics that typically decline with age, Hawkins said.Essentially, we are working with leading industry partners and clinical research institutions to develop a nutraceutical, in the form of a pill that is suitable for a variety of uses by both civilians and military members, whose resulting benefits may include improved human performance like increased endurance and faster recovery from injury.

Hawkins said SOCOM has spent $2.8 million on this effort since its launch in 2018.

A small molecule in biology is a low molecular weight organic compound, many of which regulate biological processes and often form the basis for drugs, i.e. pharmaceuticals. A nutraceutical, by contrast, is a food containing health-giving additives and having medicinal benefit, according to the Oxford Dictionary in essence a dietary supplement.

But in the case of the SOCOM program, the pill in question is the result of biotechnology.

MetroBiotech did not respond to a request for comment. However, its website explains that the firm has developed a number of proprietary precursor compounds for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) which is critically important to the function of all living cells.

The website explains that reduced levels of NAD+ are linked to aging and numerous diseases, including mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation and a variety of associated diseases. These levels decline as humans age and remain depleted during disease states. Preclinical evidence suggests disease- and age-related functional decline can be mitigated by boosting NAD+, which supports the Metro International Biotech hypothesis that maintaining optimal NAD+ levels may allow humans to lead longer and healthier lives.

Sanders told the Defense One Defense Tech Summit that SOCOMs ability to use OTAs and Middle Tier Acquisition authorities has helped the command explore things in this burgeoning sector of biotechnology. Those authorities have allowed SOCOM to enter into partnerships with industry, research institutes and labs to spur commercial research that could result in health benefits for the troops, she explained.

SOCOM has stayed out of long-term genetic engineering that makes people very very uncomfortable, Sanders said, but theres a huge commercial marketplace for things that can avoid injury, that can slow down aging, that can improve sleep.

Indeed, SOCOM has been working to bolster its relationships with small businesses and innovative companies involved in emerging tech, including biotech and artificial intelligence. Its innovation arm, SOFWERX, launched a campaign in May to speed contracting with non-traditional DoD suppliers.

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The US Military Will Test an Anti-Aging Pill Next Year – Futurism

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Starting next year, the US militarys Special Operations Command (SOCOM) will start to test out an experimental pill that it says can actually stave off the effects of aging on soldiers.

The experiment, Breaking Defense reports, is part of a push to augment human ability and keep combatants healthy and operating at peak performance for longer. And, pending successful performance and clinical tests, it could make its way out into the public as a new longevity treatment for the masses as well.

These efforts are not about creating physical traits that dont already exist naturally, SOCOM spokesperson and Navy Commander Tim Hawkins told Breaking Defense. This is about enhancing the mission readiness of our forces by improving performance characteristics that typically decline with age.

The pill is essentially a dietary supplement that boosts levels of the molecule NAD+, which is a compound commonly found in the unregulated nootropics industry thats been linked to aging and the myriad ways that the human body deteriorates over time.

By flooding soldiers systems with extra NAD+, SOCOM hopes to prevent age-related injuries, improve physical and mental fitness, and keep soldiers performance from waning over the course of their careers.

The experimental pill has the potential, if it is successful, to truly delay aging, truly prevent onset of injury which is just amazingly game-changing, SOCOM science and technology director Lisa Sanders told Breaking Defense.

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At Just $14, This Top-Rated Anti-Aging Moisturizer Is at Its Lowest Price In a Year – Yahoo Lifestyle

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Finding a good anti-aging moisturizer can feel pretty magical, to say the least. When a product actually stays true to its promise and leaves your skin hydrated and healthy, that's something to write home about and when it does all that for a less than the cost of a Netflix subscription, even better. All this is true of L'Oral's Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Moisturizer (Buy It, $14, amazon.com), which is currently available for its lowest price in a year, or 30 percent off its original price of $20.

The moisturizer is formulated with several hardworking ingredients, including Pro-retinol, a form of vitamin A that speeds up collagen production and cell turnover; hyaluronic acid, a sugar naturally produced by the body that helps retain moisture; and vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that can help repair sun damage and hyperpigmentation. Basically, if you want younger-looking skin, these are three ingredients that can seriously help. (Related: The Best Collagen Creams, According to Customer Reviews)

And according to Amazon shoppers, L'Oral's Revitalift moisturizer really does all that it promises that's why it's received more than 10,000 five-star ratings. Some reviewers are especially impressed by how fast it works.

"After a week, I felt that I had a younger glow," one wrote. "After at least two weeks, my skin actually does [have] a more consistent texture and color I haven't even been wearing makeup! It's lightweight and smells delicious and is very inexpensive, which surprised me. I almost feel like it's too lightweight to work, but the ingredients must be doing something for my skin."

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Some find that L'Oral's moisturizer works just as well as, if not better than, more expensive products when it comes to making their skin look "brighter and younger." One reviewer said: "I had been a faithful user of L'Oral Revitalift in my 50s with excellent results. Last year I moved to other more expensive facial products but realized that the results were just so-so I started using Revitalift two weeks ago and one of my friends mentioned that my face looked firmer."

One thing to note: Retinoids can be rendered inactive by sunlight, so this product is best for nighttime application. And to maintain the anti-aging benefits of the moisturizer (and to prevent further sun damage or hyperpigmentation), users should apply sunscreen in the morning.

It's unclear how long shoppers will be able to nab L'Oral's top-rated anti-aging moisturizer with a 30 percent discount, so if you're looking for a new skin-care hero at a steal of a price, it's best to act fast. You might just find your new holy grail.

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Best Anti-Aging Skincare Moves, According to a Dermatologist – menshealth.com

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Wander through the aisles of Walgreens or CVS, with the walls of moisturizers, serums, scrubs, soaps, exfoliators, and more, and you would probably conclude that its super, super complicated to keep your skin healthy and looking good. However, younger- and healthier-looking skin is really about only two things, says 46-year-old dermatologist Corey L. Hartman, M.D., an MH advisor and founder of Skin Wellness Dermatology in Birmingham: Keep your routine simple and always use products with scientifically proven ingredients. Heres how he takes his own advice.

I apply a product with retinol at nightno skincare ingredient has more science behind it. Its an exfoliant, so you dont get acne or dull skin, and it stimulates collagen, which helps keep fine lines and wrinkles away. I wash my face with an exfoliating cleanser (SkinCeuticals LHA Cleanser Gel), then use prescription retinol (Arazlo) and a hydrating cream (Sente Dermal Repair Cream) to help the retinol penetrate and reduce irritation.

I started doing Botox around age 30 and now do it every four months on my upper face. It does more than just erase age. Among the many benefits: It stops wrinkles from becoming etched in, it helps with collagen production, and it just makes me look less mean and more approachable. I dont have to convince my male patients to get Botox anymore, probably in part because Im so open about using it.

The masks we use at my office have to be N95s or a similar grade. We clean them, but it doesnt take out all the oil that can clog pores, so I was having big-time maskne. I started using a clay mask (SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque) a few times a week when it got really bad, and that keeps my face clear.

Since Im Black, the melanin in my skin gives me a certain amount of SPF. But the SPF thats effective against skin cancerwhich people with any skin color can getis higher than what I naturally have. (Skin cancer can hit younger than you think, too. Find out more about that here.) So I wear sunscreen every day. I use an emulsion (ISDIN Eryfotona Actinica Ultralight Emulsion) that doesnt leave a chalky film even though it contains zinc oxide.

Any patient of color and anybody over 40 is going to start to see pigment changes, like sun spots or dark spots from acne. That bothers people more than wrinkles do. I use Cyspera, a new pigment corrector that doesnt require spot treatment; you just swipe it all over. You have to leave it on an unwashed face for 15 minutes. I put it on when I leave the gym, and when I get home, its ready to be showered off.

I have a history of razor bumps that Ive gotten under control with laser hair removal. It was life changing. Like a lot of peoples, the majority of my issues were on my neck. Neck hair is not necessary for a full-beard lookmy patients are often surprised to hear thatso I just got rid of it. I dont get razor bumps anymore, and the hyperpigmentation and red bumps, with their potential to scar, got better as well.

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One Dot of This Anti-Aging Concealer Will Convince Coworkers You Slept 8 Hours – Yahoo Lifestyle

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One of the best ways to hone a fast morning routine is to track down products that take the place of two, like hand cream that includes sunscreen and BB cream that repairs skin as it covers. The trick is finding the ones that work, which is easier said than donejust take shampoo-conditioner-body wash hybrids. But according to shopper consensus, Tatcha's anti-aging concealer is a slam dunk.

If you haven't tried anything from the brand yet, its skincare is beloved by bold names like Meghan Markle and Drew Barrymore, along with Real Simple's own editors. Tatcha's Rice Polish has legions of fans, and shoppers speak with the same enthusiasm about the Pearl Tinted Eye Illuminating Treatment, which smoothes wrinkles and brightens circles both instantly and, gradually, permanently.

"Have never seen this dramatic improvement with any other product (and I've tried them all)," writes one shopper. "Dark circles and fine lines immediately disappeared." Another says that the treatment's ample dose of moisture leaves their undereyes looking brighter than ever before, and since it's so hydrating, there's no risk of the formula sinking into fine lines or cracking through the day.

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To buy: $48; tatcha.com.

Most anti-aging treatments take weeks, if not months to show results, but reviewers note that they see the cream's lasting effects within days. Fine lines and dark circles fade to reveal bright, youthful skin, leading one person to dub it the best invention since mascara. Fighting words, but ones shoppers swear up and down is the truth.

"As a mother of three and as a result of poor sleep, I have really dark undereye circles and fine lines," writes a fan. "This has helped tremendously, and it's very easy to incorporate into my daily minimal makeup look. No caking, no settling into the lines, and the color looks good."

Those consequences are thanks to the formula's heavy-hitting ingredients: Hyaluronic acid plumps skin, the brand's proprietary trio of Japanese "anti-aging superfoods" brings in antioxidants, niacinamide brightens, dog-rose oil smooths, and royal jelly extract powerfully counters signs of aging. Shade-wise, the cream's three options range from a light beige to a peachy glow for tan-dark skin, a spectrum that shoppers note also covers their melasma.

While pricey, a rice-sized dot is enough to cancel out dark circles brought on by stress and lack of sleepand that tiny amount works so well, shoppers swear they look like they're getting a solid eight hours of sleep (and rake in compliments saying as much from coworkers).

"This is the absolute best eye cream I have ever used," writes a last person of their "holy grail" find. "It's completely changed [my] dry, dull fine lines and darkness." If you're interested in shrinking your routine yet upping the benefits, try it for yourself.

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Diet high in fruits, vegetables found to be the best for aging – Atlanta Journal Constitution

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The DASH diet is promoted by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for lowering blood pressure, and recommends eating vegetables, fruits, legumes, low fat-dairy products and whole grains. Foods high in saturated fats and sugars should be limited.

Researches evaluated data from 1,995 participants from the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort. They were mostly women and had an average age of 67. The team made cross-sectional associations between their DASH score and three markers of DNA methylation, which Mbg health explains is a biochemical process that happens in the body all day, every day, and helps your body produce adequate levels of powerful antioxidants.

Scientists conducted a mediation analysis to determine how epigenetic age accelerations mediation role connected to DASH and all-cause mortality.

The report noted that when you give your body missing nutrients and antioxidants, you have the potential to stabilize free radicals that can block the methylation cycle. That can lead to general health and promote longevity.

Higher diet quality is associated with slower epigenetic age acceleration, which partially explains the beneficial effect of diet quality on the lifespan. Our findings emphasize that adopting a healthy diet is crucial for maintaining healthy aging, researchers concluded.

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5 anti-aging face yoga exercises that will reduce fine lines, puffiness, and saggy skin – Insider

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Smooth, firm, lifted skin is highly coveted in a time where many hope to age gracefully. But what if there was a way to reduce fine lines and saggy skin without facelifts or Botox injections? The answer may be face yoga.

Face yoga, which includes specific exercises and massages targeting the face, may strengthen skin and reduce signs of aging, amongst other benefits.

Here's what you need to know about face yoga and a few exercises to try it for yourself.

Face yoga combines massage, acupressure, exercises, and relaxation to provide safe, anti-aging skin results, says Danielle Collins, who has been teaching face yoga for 16 years with her own practice. All you need to do face yoga are your hands.

While there are limited studies on the benefits of face yoga, the few out there found that the technique:

According to Collins and Gary Sikorski, a certified face yoga teacher and founder of Happy Face Yoga, other anecdotal benefits of face yoga include:

Most people can practice face yoga, Collins says. But if you have one of the following conditions on your face, consult with a medical professional beforehand and avoid massaging the affected area:

Important: Always wash your hands before doing face yoga in order to prevent acne.

There are many different facial exercises you can do while growing your daily routine. To practice face yoga, start with one minute a day and work your way to 10, says Collins. From there, try increasing it to 20 minutes a day.

Here are some face yoga options to try at home and how they can benefit you, according to Collins and Sikorski.

Good for: Lifting and sculpting the cheek area.

How to do it:

Good for: Boosting circulation, releasing tension in the back of the neck, opening shoulders, and lifting and firming the front of the neck.

How to do it:

Good for: Reducing stress and headaches, relaxing muscles, and softening vertical lines between the eyebrows.

How to do it: This is a simple exercise where you repeatedly press between your eyebrows with one finger in the same spot, says Collins. Do this for about a minute.

Good for: Lifting eyebrows, smoothing forehead lines, preventing eyelid droop, and releasing tension.

How to do it:

Good for: Strengthening upper and lower eyelids, increasing blood circulation, brightening skin around eyes, and decreasing under-eye puffiness.

How to do it:

Similar to other exercises, you must do face yoga consistently to see results. "It's just like going to the gym," says Sikorski. "If you practice more exercises and spend more time with your face, then you'll see quicker, faster, and better results."

The amount of time it takes to see lasting results from face yoga varies from person to person, but Sikorski says to expect to see initial results after six to ten weeks of 15 to 20 minute daily sessions.

For example, in a small 2018 study, participants made up of middle-aged women learned 32 facial exercises. Over 20 weeks, they did face yoga for 30-minute intervals, either daily or every other day. At the end of the study, upper and lower cheek fullness improved, and the estimated age of participants decreased.

Wearing SPF, staying hydrated, and getting enough sleep can help results appear sooner, says Collins.

Important: While tugging on your face may seem like it could exacerbate wrinkles, face yoga will not cause lines when appropriately performed. You shouldn't see any lines during the exercises as the fingers keep the skin taut, says Collins.

Face yoga is a form of facial massage, acupuncture, and exercise that is intended to reduce the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin. It should be practiced daily for 20 minutes.

Face yoga is doable for most people. However, Collins cautions to listen to your face. "Ask yourself how are you feeling and go really gentle with the techniques when you start," she says. The results will still come.

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Everyday Habits That Age Your Body, Say Experts | Eat This Not That – Eat This, Not That

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There's an old saying that at age 50, you have the face you deserve. While the karmic nature of that pronouncement is highly debatable, the truth is that every day, many of us do simple, seemingly harmless, easily overlooked things that can age us prematurely. By making a few simple changes, you can get closer to the face (and overall health) you wantat any age. Read on to find out what those areand to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It.

What you're doing right this second could be aging you before your time. Scientists say that getting too much exposure to blue light (the kind emitted from phones and computer screens) may cause accelerated aging. A 2019 study published in the journal Aging and Mechanisms of Disease found that blue light could be damaging to cells in the brain and eyes. The researchers recommended getting as much natural light as possible, wearing blue light glasses to block emissions, and limiting your screen time.

If you're not applying a facial moisturizer daily, you're overlooking an effective first responder to the most visible signs of aging. "Moisturizer traps water in our skin, giving it a more youthful appearance," says the American Academy of Dermatology. For maximum anti-aging effect, choose a moisturizer with sunscreen, which can protect your face from photoaging caused by the sun. You'll want one that's at least 30 SPF and blocks both UV-A and UV-B light.

If you don't snooze, you can lose that youthful glow. According to a study published in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, women who reported getting quality sleep experienced 30% better "skin-barrier recovery" and "significantly lower intrinsic skin aging" than women who were sleeping poorly. Experts recommend getting at least seven hours of quality shut-eye every night.

Alcohol dehydrates the skin and causes inflammation, two hallmarks of premature aging. Booze too often, and chances are you'll see more fine lines, wrinkles, redness, and puffiness. To prevent thatand to lower your risk of cancer and heart diseasedrink in moderation. That means no more than two drinks a day for men and one for women.

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"Findings from research studies suggest that a diet containing lots of sugar or other refined carbohydrates can accelerate aging," says the AAD. It's truesugar can actually cause wrinkles. Sugar binds to the proteins in our skin that keep it looking young, damaging them and preventing their repair. Instead, fill your meals and snacks with whole foods. "Eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables may help prevent damage that leads to premature skin aging," says the AAD. And to get through life at your healthiest, don't miss The #1 Cause of Diabetes, According to Doctors.

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The Science of Healthy Ageing – Femina

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What Is Ageing?

Ageing is a progressive decline in vital biological functions and our ability to adapt to environmental and metabolic stress. In simple words "ageing is the process of getting older with time." As we get old, the key information required for cell survival is either lost or diminished as a result there is malfunctioning or accumulation of defects that ultimately lead to our demise.

With the advances in science, medicine and technology, we have almost doubled our lifespan in just over a century and a half. But that does not mean we are spending those extra years without illness. World Health Organisation data shows that we are heading towards a chronic disease epidemic. One in three of us will suffer from chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes or arthritis by 2030. So, it begs the question - if just adding years to our age is really what we are seeking.

Factors That Lead To Ageing

The popular notion among the experts in the field of ageing is that we are not predestined to age. We age or show decline in our biological functions because we lose the key information required to perform life processes. So, in essence, if we can somehow preserve or slow down or even replenish the lost information, in theory we can slow down ageing or can even reverse it. Over the last decade, scientists have gained an in-depth understanding of the key mechanisms regulating human ageing and regard these as hallmarks of ageing:

There is increased consensus among researchers across the world that addressing these hallmarks help us slow down the ageing process.

How Can We Slow Down The Aging Process?

While translating some of these factors into action might be out of our control, experts believe that in order to delay ageing we need to start early - in our 20's or early 30's when the decline hasn't kicked in yet. Following some simple steps and making little changes in our diet can help us preserve our biological clock. Here are 8 science-backed tips for healthy ageing:

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Anti Aging Market Opportunities, Key-Players, Revenue, Emerging-Trends, Business-Strategy and Forecast : Este Lauder Companies Inc. Allergan plc Avon…

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VCU named an Age-Friendly University, a designation that puts inclusivity ‘front and center’ – VCU News

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The university is the only institution in Virginia to receive the designation, awarded by the Gerontological Society of America.

By Joan Tupponce

University Public Affairs

Friday, July 2, 2021

Virginia Commonwealth University has been designated an Age-Friendly University, and is now part of a group of 78 institutions worldwide that are members of the Age-Friendly University Global Network. VCU is the only university in Virginia to receive the designation.

Its a public commitment and an important piece of diversity, equity and inclusion, said Tracey Gendron, Ph.D., chair of theDepartment of Gerontologyin the VCUCollege of Health Professions.We are really trying to be a role model. We are now among a group of people throughout the entire world that has committed to this.

The application process for the designation was led by Gendron and Jan Altman, Ph.D., executive director of IExcel Education in theOffice of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success.

We have been working on it for about a year, Gendron said of the application. This was important. We wanted to create an opportunity for all ages to thrive in this university.

By receiving the designation, VCU is putting inclusivity front and center, Gendron said.

As people live longer, this is an opportunity to embrace students at all stages of life, she said.

VCUs application outlined the ways in which the university upholds the10 principles of an Age-Friendly University, which range from encouraging the participation of older people in all core activities of the university including educational and research programs to promoting intergenerational learning to facilitate the reciprocal sharing of expertise among learners of all ages.

One of the programs highlighted in VCUs application was its service-learning classes and how they promote intergenerational engagement.

Its noteworthy that [this happens] organically all across the university, Gendron said. We were struck by the sheer number and breadth of age-inclusive awareness and activities that we discovered were already going on at VCU.

In the application, Gendron and Altman also highlighted IExcel Educations inclusion of the pervasive bias of ageism in its training content.

IExcel Education was intentional in selecting a proposal to develop training on awareness of ageism and age-inclusive practices, Altman said.

Altman and Gendron found they didnt know how much work already was being done at VCU until their committee started reaching out to collect information about how the university upholds the 10 Age-Friendly University principles.

It was gratifying to discover people who had the awareness and were already embracing anti-ageism in their work without being told or asked, Altman said.

When the committee sent in the submission, it was noted that they prefer the terminology age inclusive or all age friendly rather than age friendly so as not to single out any age group but instead create a welcoming environment for learners of all ages.

Age is a social identify that belongs to all of us, Altman said. We all age. Its important to embrace the idea that aging is relevant to everyone. We dont want to put labels on people. We aim for a higher standard. We want people to be mindful about being age inclusive. We hope to increase education to encourage anti-ageism and see what other steps VCU can make to demonstrate and model age inclusion.

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