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It’s Not Memory Loss – Older Minds May Just Be Fuller of Information

Colin Chambersageing, alzheimers, brain, memory, mind Leave a Comment

So, It’s Not Memory Loss – Older Minds May Just Be Fuller of Information is the kind of finding that makes sense to me. I’ve met plenty of older peeps whose memory is just fine. They can remember all sorts of stuff they do regularly. though as you would expect, they can get confused by all the other information they have to …

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Hormesis, disease resistance, aging and activity

Colin Chambersageing, balance, general health, recover Leave a Comment

There is growing evidence that our own immune systems are key to many of the common illnesses of western society. They’re even implicated in the aging process itself. An overactive immune system is starting to be considered a problem in itself and thus finding the right balance is becoming key. When working at a gym I found the healthiest people …

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Mitochondrial Ageing

Colin Chambersactivity, ageing, alzheimers, biology, cells, change, general health, genetics, metabolism, recover, steps Leave a Comment

I’m passing this link on because it gives an explanation for the effects of ageing down to the mitochondrial and dna level. It’s a positive message that explains my faith that as I age I can keep my vitality. The findings need to be confirmed but they fit wider research. Just wanted to provide a reference so I don’t forget …

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Danny Rodrigues – Impossible is Nothing

Colin Chambersageing, compete, competing, competition, Education, Follow your dreams, Life advice, Physical Education, spectacular performances Leave a Comment

Wow. I just saw a video that covers all I talk about and believe. Just do it. If it’s not possible then you won’t do it but you’ll never regret trying. I found out about it at which has a good background and discussion. The video is below

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Why do we age? genetics v lifestyle

Colin Chambersageing, biology, competing, genetics, lifestyle, pressure, recover, training Leave a Comment

Not sure if I’ve made this point clear before so here goes. As I see things there’s a strong possibility that aging and its symptoms could be largely related to levels of activity and the balance it has with nutrition and recovery. The link I see is that old age is linked with both reduced activity and reduced levels of human growth hormone (HGH). HGH encourages …

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Growth hormone, ageing and mortality

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Ok, this is an interesting hypothesis. Could it be possible that over eating inhibits growth hormone production which in turn reduces your lifespan? How could that be? Well there is already evidence mounting that eating too much can directly encourage ageing and premature death. Studies on mice indicated this initially. Well I was just clearing out some shelves and I …

Japan’s long life could be linked to large welfare state

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I’m just watching the tv programme The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson. A comment he made about the Japanese welfare state struck me as interesting because many health experts have us believe that the secret to the amazing health and long life of the Japanese people is down to their diet and lifestyle. Not once have I heard that …

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Maintain your strengths to live long and prosper

Colin Chambersageing, cells, competing, Life advice, lifestyle, Make you strong, recover, steps, Strategy, training Leave a Comment

Ok, anyone who reads my blog knows that I have a load of theories and ideas. Well here’s another one to try out and see if it floats or sinks. I’ve mentioned before in the article ‘What makes us kick the bucket’ that it’s possible that our bodies simply keep going until something happens that interrupts the normal processes of life and …

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Longevity, Negativity, and Positive Thinking

Colin Chambersactivity, ageing, anxiety, cells, competing, depression, emotion, lifestyle, movement, play, Psychology, steps, Strategy, stress, Well being Leave a Comment

For this simple guide I was searching for references on stress and how exercise can help with it. I found some great articles but nothing really stood out to me. They either seemed to have too much depth or not enough. I’m thinking of stress because we’re all busy because we have more to do than we have time to …

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Are there 3 angles to being healthy and fighting the ageing process?

Colin Chambersageing, balance, cells, general health, lifestyle, play, recover, training Leave a Comment

just thought I’d post this to stimulate discussion and see what others think. I’m fascinated by the question ‘What makes us age?’. I hear the biological answer that each cell has a telomere which shortens as a cell divides. Ultimately each cell is only allowed to divide a certain number of times until it dies. The thing is that doesn’t actually explain …

Don’t let age slow you down

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I’ve been reading through the articles over at and been absolutely engrossed. So I checked out his blog and right away found an excellent article that covers a topic I’ve been wanting to write about. That is how we don’t have to slow down our lives just because we’re getting old. Many cultures used to revere their most experienced …

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Does retirement mean retiring your body?

Colin ChambersAdventures, ageing, Everyday adventures, Fun, Life advice, lifestyle, Physical Education, retirement, steps Leave a Comment

Ok, here’s another one. Where is it in our ~DNA that say’s when we’re past 50 we just can’t do what we used to do? I’m serious. I haven’t found one scientific article or even one person that I’ve met in the gym or elsewhere that proves to me that our DNA first of all knows how old we are …

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What factors make us kick the bucket?

Colin Chambersageing, biology, cells, CHD, cholesterol, competing, ecosystems, general health, injury, Life advice, lifestyle, Make you strong, recover, retirement, sleep, steps, stress, Well being 1 Comment

I hear so much about what risk factors there are to make us die sooner and all the things we should do or not do but because I like to research both sides of the story I always find things that contradict each other. I’m coming round to the view that the overall risk really depends on where we are …