Tag Archives: aging

“Virtuous Ageing”: another way to be who you are

Did you know I teach an online course for the School of Public Health and Social Policy at UVic on ‘Healthy Ageing’? The ageing of the world’s population – in developing and developed countries – is an indicator of improving global health. Older people make important contributions to society as family members, volunteers and as active participants in the workforce…. Read more »

Long, active and happy life as a yogi

I’ve written about yogini’s who are young at heart (here), and Tao Porchon-Lynch is one of these amazing women who, at 96, holds the guiness world record as the world’s older certified yoga teacher (in Westchester County, New York). In an interview with Yoga Journal, Tao shares some of the wisdoms she’s learned over the years. Tao credits “breath“, more… Read more »

Can aging really be cured?

Have you seen the October cover of The Atlantic? Gregg Easterbrook discusses how society will change if¬†life-expectancy trends continue¬†(umm, meaning if we all continue to live longer!). Life expectancy is currently 83 years in Canada, and if the trend continues – by the end of the century, it will be 100 years! – Longevity research is a hot topic –… Read more »

Advancing age and risk for Parkinson’s disease

I read an interesting review article recently, by Dr Reeve and colleagues in Ageing Research Reviews (14(2014) 19-30) that focused on the age-related changes to neurones in the brain that cause motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease (PD).   The authors state that aging is important for the development of PD, which makes sense since 1% of adults 60+years are affected… Read more »

Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, now in Victoria BC!

Today I want to introduce an exciting Canadian-wide longitudinal research project that recently started a data collection weeks here in Victoria BC! The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is a large, national, long-term study that will follow approximately 50,000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 85 for at least 20 years. The study will collect information… Read more »