What is Known of the Contribution of Cellular Senescence to Osteoporosis – Fight Aging!

The vast majority of senescent cells are produced when somatic cells reach the Hayflick limit to cell division, their telomeres shortened to a point at which they either self-destruct or enter the senescent state. Damage due to mutation or cytotoxic compounds can also induce senescence, as can the regenerative processes following injury. Senescent cells … Read more

10 Vegan Meal Delivery Services That’ll Get You Out of a Food Rut in 2024 – Lose Weight in Your Hips

Best for Grocery Add-Ons: Vegan meals can sometimes feel like an afterthought with meal delivery services, but for SELF-Certified Hungryroot, they’re a primary focus. Hungryroot offers a variety of vegan-friendly ingredients, snacks, and add-ons that cover breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all the nibbles in between. Setting up your meal plan is simple: You take a … Read more

I Tried the New Google Pixel 2 Smartwatch—Here’s Who I Would (and Would Not) Recommend It To – Lose Weight in Your Hips

Wearables like fitness trackers and smartwatches have been around for well over a decade, so it surprised me to learn that Google didn’t throw its (tech-heavy) hat into the ring until 2022. That’s when it collaborated with Fitbit to release the Google Pixel Watch, a snappy, stylish device that earned SELF-Certified status after I tried … Read more

Early Life Physical Fitness Correlates with Lesser Degrees of Atherosclerosis in Later Life – Fight Aging!

Early Life Physical Fitness Correlates with Lesser Degrees of Atherosclerosis in Later Life Lifestyle choices related to physical fitness have an impact on many aspects of degenerative aging. As noted here, the pace at which atherosclerosis develops is one of these aspects. Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty deposits in blood vessel wall tissue. … Read more

What to Know If You Have Psoriatic Arthritis and (Might) Want to Get Pregnant – Lose Weight in Your Hips

If you live with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and are planning on—or even just considering—becoming pregnant, you might be a little nervous. Maybe you’re worried that your swollen, achy joints will feel even worse, or are concerned about whether you can keep taking your PsA medications. While pregnancy with PsA can feel challenging, there’s some reassuring … Read more

Assessing Epigenetic Age Acceleration as a Predictor of Age-Related Morbidity and Mortality – Fight Aging!

Researchers here report on an assessment of epigenetic clocks (and PhenoAge). The study is one of a fair number of attempts to quantify just how effective these aging clocks are when it comes to predicting age-related disease and death. The interesting conclusion here is that epigenetic age acceleration, as determined using the present leading … Read more

5 Hidradenitis Suppurativa Symptoms to Know If Your Skin Is Acting Up – Lose Weight in Your Hips

Unfortunately, that’s a common scenario, according to Dr. Mayo. “Pain is usually what causes people to seek care,” she says. “And they often go to the emergency department.” But while ER staff can temporarily solve the problem, the underlying reason often goes undiagnosed—even when people follow up with their primary care doctor. “Many people just … Read more

5 Seemingly Harmless Habits That Can Really Hurt Your Back – Lose Weight in Your Hips

One of the most common culprits is the fetal position, where your spine rounds excessively and overstretches your backs, Westervelt says. But as she notes, any way you lay can be problematic if it sets you up to easily twist—and potentially tweak—your core, particularly if you’re not fully conscious of what you’re doing. Westervelt recommends … Read more