All tag results for 'elderly'
At last, we know how fast the Grim Reapers
A study comparing the walking speeds of elderly men found the faster a man walk, longer he lives.
The study was done over five years surveying 1,700 Australian men aged 70+.
266 died. With their deaths, the researchers were able to estimate the Grim Reaper's speed.
The Grim Reaper catches you if you walk less 1.8 miles an hour!
Admittedly, the study was tongue in cheek.
But it did find that older men who walk at least three MPH live longer.
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Old people are not letting their age get to them like their counterparts would have 30 years ago — nope!
In fact, they've been getting smarter AND gettin' their freak on a lot more, which has lead to an even happier group of over 70's!
‘This is the rock and roll generation born in the 1930s and 40s now getting old and they are not going to be sitting on a park bench feeding the birds. Being 75 today is probably like being 55 was 30 years ago.’
To blame? Better schooling, for one. That takes care of the smarter, more clever aspect. So how about the sexy times?
We say this is a great thing and totally gives us hope for when we get super old! Ha!
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Such a good idea!
A pair of shoes equipped with a GPS tracking system have been specially designed for Alzheimer's patients and will be available next month!
Just in time for Christmas, the shoes used to keep track of loved ones cost about $300, plus a subscription fee for the monitoring service.
The revolutionary product was originally being designed for children, but developers realized there was also a large (and sadly, growing) market for Alzheimer's Disease patients which number about 5.4 million in the U.S. alone.
Sources report that 60% of sufferers wander and often become lost. Up to half who are not found within 24 hours may die from dehydration, exposure or injury.
With those kind of statistics, we'd definitely invest in a pair of these bad boys for a loved one, would U?
Sounds like a fair penalty to us!
Earlier this week, poor Reese Witherspoon was hit by a car while jogging around her neighborhood. The driver, an 84-year old woman was cited by the police at the scene, and is now being forced to retake her driver's test.
Within the next 30 days, by order of the Santa Monica police department, the woman must complete a full re-examination as well as take an eye exam and provide official with a list of all the medication she's taking.
Hope she's an early bird. She's gonna be standing in a lot of lines!!!
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Three more edlerly people have died in New York due to the city's scorching heat wave that has drastically affected the city all summer.
This has brought the total number of local heat-related deaths to seven people, including a 77-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man who had succumbed to hyperthermia when temperatures rose above 92 degrees.
Last Thursday, an 84-yearold woman died in The Bronx from the intense heat, in addition to three more who lost their lives on July 23 when temperatures soared to a record-breaking 100 degrees.
Please try to stay out of the sun, if possible. And check on elderly relatives often. It's still gonna be a hot one out there!
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She’s even calling back to the videos she released in the 80s and slipping into a skin-tight Lycra jumpsuit!
The tapes feature low-impact exercises such as lunges and stretches designed to help aging men and women stay fit.
While Jane says that her body is all-natural, she admits that she has undergone some plastic surgery to remove bags under her eyes as well as a few other touch-ups.
“I got tired of not looking like how I feel.It was a hard decision to make, and I decided if I'm going to do it, I'm going to tell the truth.”
We love that she’s open about it, and we love the idea behind the new videos!
You might even say we’re kinda ‘Fonda’ Jane Fonda!