Posts Tagged: aging

Twitching While Falling Asleep? Here’s Why

Twitching While Falling Asleep? Here’s Why

Have you ever been jolted awake by the feeling of falling off a cliff right before you’re about to fall asleep? Or perhaps your body shook uncontrollably as you were closing your eyes? There is a very high chance you might have—in fact, about 70% of people have experienced this at one or multiples times in their lives. Sudden, involuntary… Read more

Re-energizing our Mitochondria

Re-energizing our Mitochondria

The famous mitochondrion, often referred to as the power house of the cell, is responsible for converting glucose into ATP (Adenosine triphosphate). Both eukaryotic and bacterial cells use ATP as energy currency. Because it possesses its own DNA and mitochondrial proteins, it is believed that about 2 billion years ago the mitochondria was a free… Read more

Risk Avoidance Due to Your Brain Anatomy

Risk Avoidance Due to Your Brain Anatomy

Typically, it has been observed that older adults are less likely to engage in risk behavior. Risk behavior can involve danger, harm, or loss. Additionally, risk behavior can include anything that is potentially detrimental to your health or overall well-being. In the past, researchers have identified the influence of a brain structure on taking risks. It… Read more

Heavy Drinking and Memory Deficits

Heavy Drinking and Memory Deficits

Heavy alcohol drinking is a heated topic of discussion, especially pertaining to young adults. Binge drinking, as defined by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), involves a pattern of drinking that causes a 0.08 gram blood alcohol content (BAC) or higher. In a span of about two hours, men can typically consume five drinks before reaching… Read more

Intermittent Fasting and Increased Longevity

Intermittent Fasting and Increased Longevity

In the past, various research experiments have found that placing mice on extreme, low-calorie diets increased their longevity and reduced susceptibility to age-related diseases. Applying these findings to humans has been impractical as few would be willing to under-eat for their entire lives. Additionally, it is difficult to predict any other issues that may arise from a… Read more