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Forget exercise

Forget exercise

Physical activity is one of the best things you can do for yourself, even if it didn’t increase your odds for a long and healthy life. For those who would like to be more active, the trick is to find activities that don’t feel like a chore, but that you enjoy for their own sake. Then, gradually build more of these into your routine. There’s no hurry. There are five kinds of exercise that contribut...

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COMBATTING THE “LONGER LIFE WILL SLOW PROGRESS” CRITICISM

In this essay I combat the criticism that longer life will stymie the spur of progress, a criticism that grows out of Max Planck’s aphorism that “Science advances one funeral at a time”. I argue that even if Planck’s notion is more true than not, indefinite longevity would not only fail to exasperate this concern, but may very well constitute the very thing that could ameliorate it. Continually-in...

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Understanding how we age: insights into inflammaging

Understanding how we age: insights into inflammaging

The immune system of older people declines in reliability and efficiency with age, resulting in greater susceptibility to pathology as a consequence of inflammation, for example, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, autoreactivity and vaccine failure, as well as an increased vulnerability to infectious disease.

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Best of H+: Hemp For Victory! (Over Aging)

Morris Johnson isn’t your typical longevity researcher, if such a thing can be claimed to exist. Johnson doesn’t have the usual alphabet soup of accreditations following his name, but a childhood epiphany drives his interest in the mastery of human mortality.

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Dead as a Doornail?

Dead as a Doornail?

"Death" is actually a legal term as evidenced by the fact that the definition of death has changed substantially as technologies for measuring what is happening in the organism have evolved. Our definition of death will continue to change as technology advances.

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