Is tying the knot tied to a longer life span?

2019-10-18 16:45

Once you're in a marriage, there are a host of tangible and intangible benefits that give you a health advantage, according to experts.

Want to live longer? Stop being such a pessimist

2019-08-29 20:45

A new study indicates that optimistic people are more likely to achieve 'exceptional longevity', defined as living to age 85 or older.

Forget about your past as a couch potato – get moving now, live longer

2019-06-28 16:49

A British study concluded that higher physical activity levels and increases in physical activity over time were associated with a lower risk of death.

The 5 deadliest habits to avoid as you get older

2019-03-30 19:25

A handful of activities can be truly detrimental to your health. In some cases, new studies have found a link between those habits and an early death.

Did you wait until middle age to get fit? It could still boost your life span

2019-03-13 19:30

A midlife start to physical activity seemed to cut the odds of death from the two major killers – heart disease and cancer.

Look to your aunts, uncles and parents for clues to your longevity

2019-01-17 06:50

Researchers have discovered that the more long-lived relatives you have, the lower your hazard of dying at any point in life.

How long will you live? Personality as a teen might tell

2018-11-27 05:16

New research has found that high school students who tend to be calm, empathetic and intellectually curious are more likely to still be alive 50 years later than their peers who are less so.

Think genes dictate your life span? Think again

2018-11-08 06:52

A recent study found that although there is a genetic component in longevity, there is also a major impact from many other forces in our lives.

The 'right' amount of carbs may help you live longer

2018-08-27 19:00

Finally some answers to the age old question of 'how much carbohydrates should you really be eating'.

How old can humans actually get?

2018-07-02 14:18

Humans may live longer and longer, but eventually we all grow old and die. This leads to a simple question: how old can humans actually get?


WATCH: Scientists reveal the key to longevity

2019-09-22 15:45

According to a new study, the solution is simple and free.

Why every minute of exercise counts towards you living a longer life

2019-08-25 07:00

Research claims that if you want to live a longer life, keep exercising as much as you possibly can.

Britain's oldest men say the secrets to living to 111 are eating oats and 'avoiding dying'

2019-04-01 07:44

Bob Weighton and Alfred Smith aren't related but share the exact same birthday.

Walk, dance or clean — just a bit of physical activity helps you live longer

2019-03-27 19:00

According to an American cardiologist, people who are completely sedentary can benefit from exercise or physical activity, even if it's only 10 minutes a day.

Body size may influence longevity in women, but not men

2019-01-28 14:29

Findings of a new study indicate that both body size and physical activity are related to lifespan, but that these associations seem to differ between men and women.

Most South African babies born this year won't see the 22nd century – here's why

2019-01-03 12:38

Babies born in more than twenty countries across the word will most likely see in the year 2100. South Africa isn't among them.

A Google group helped to study 54 million family trees — and learned that a surprising factor helps determine how long we live

2018-11-18 08:29

Our genes play less of a role in how long we live than previously thought.

Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to find a cure for ageing

2018-10-30 06:15

Some believe that ageing is the common factor underlying diseases like Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Animals that defy the rules of ageing — like naked mole rats — could help scientists unravel the secrets to longevity

2018-08-18 10:04

Being a freak of nature isn't always a bad thing, especially if you defy the conventions of ageing.

I tried the new diet craze that is credited with boosting energy and prolonging life — and I can see why people are obsessed

2018-03-22 14:36

A beginner's guide to intermittent fasting, otherwise known as "IF," "restricted feeding," or just plain fasting.

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