Healthy Aging Academy at a Glance
The Healthy Aging Academy is an informative portal and a marketplace, devoted to all aspects of Healthy Aging. From the diet to the prevention of cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic diseases, from the aesthetic and anti-aging medicine to the preservation of your mental well-being, from the promotion of work over 50’s to the more relaxing activities in leisure time: these are only a few themes we deal with. Do you want to know more about? Click on the button and start browsing!
What does “Active Ageing” mean?
According to the WHO definition, Active Ageing is “… the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age.” Active ageing means that people can deploy their full potential throughout their lifespan, whilst participating in society and provided that social, physical and mental well being is adequately secured and protected. Keeping active while aging is not only meant to be extremely useful in terms of contribution to general, economic and social affairs, but it’s the pillar on which a longer life expectancy and a better quality of life are currently based. We can age in family but also in different contexts, within a work environment or even in a social community. The real question is: are we prepared to cope with those important changes in our physical and mental state, coming along as time passes?
Active mind and active body to prevent aging
“Mens sana in corpore sano” (a healthy mind in a healthy body) was what the ancient Romans said in order to demonstrate that both mental and physical health are an integral component of human health. Mind and body are indeed strictly intertwined: mind can affect our body, while sickness and disability can impair our brain abilities. Active mind and body is the motto of our Association, representing an integrated, holistic approach to mental health disorders and to cognitive impairment in the elderly. Keeping your mind active is probably the best strategy of defence against aging, however do not underestimate the importance of a healthy lifestyle. According to the WHO, Active Ageing “…aims to extend healthy life expectancy and quality of life for all people, including those who are frail, disabled and in need of care.” This implies a life course approach to Active Ageing, starting already from the early individual growth. Please read our Top ten health tips to prevent aging and start right now, from the very beginning.
Active Aging or Anti Aging?
The process of aging well is closely related to the concept of living well, starting from the childhood. However, while everyone agrees talking about a “successful infancy” or a “positive adolescence”, the concept of “aging well” is commonly perceived as a contradiction in terms. In people’s mind, aging is a negative condition, manifestly inconsistent with the concept of wellness, beauty and health. In recent times however, things are fundamentally changing due to longer life expectancy and to medical advances, leading to a positive conception of aging. It cannot be repeated often enough, that Active Aging means not only long life, but also good life – and that promoting Active Aging should be only a part of a multidimensional approach, where prevention of aging and therapy of aging signs (the so-called Anti-Aging medicine) go hand in hand with psychological, behavioural and social interventions. The Anti-Aging medicine is based on the attempt to eradicate the effects of time in human body. Active Ageing doesn’t mean looking younger, but looking younger, both physically and intellectually, is more and more considered like a “moral obligation” to be fully part of a social community – hence the importance of the Anti-Aging Science in the Active Aging global approach.
When to start
Many people often ask:” What’s really the most convenient time to start an Anti-Aging Programme? “ Well, definitely it’s never too late to think of any strategy against ageing. On skin ageing, for example, most people make the serious mistake of thinking about it only when the first age-related symptoms begin. Over the age of 30/35 years, a gradual decline in physical functions leads to the loss of muscle mass, collagen and elastin: the whole process is not visible from the outside, yet the delicate balance between free radicals and anti-oxidants molecules is changing rapidly, claiming for immediate actions. From the age of 30 years, it is therefore extremely useful to consider the importance of a healthy prevention programme, which includes a healthy lifestyle as well as diet and dietary supplements, to prevent the effects of aging. Remember, anyway: it’s never too late to look after yourself and begin fighting aging.
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Healthy Aging, Diets, Wellness, Anti Aging Products, Creams, Books and much more: this is our comprehensive store, devoted to anyone who’s seriously concerned about his/her own health and beauty over time and as time goes by. The Active Aging Association, as part of an affiliate program, earns a commission every sale: these earnings are intended for the purpose of maintaining the site. Many celebrities including Dr. Al Sears MD, Dr. Steven Lamm MD, Dr. Dave David MD and others endorse the products advertised. The Active Ageing Association has the goal to gather the best medical and scientific expertise, necessary in order to spread the Anti Aging culture, to select the best Anti-Aging products in the world and to provide the best advices as regards the choice of these products.
Selected articles: recent best anti-aging tips
Male Organ Disfunction and Male Enhancement
It’s indeed very difficult to take a calm and balanced approach, when talking about sex and sexuality. This is the first of a series of posts we decided to publish, dealing with such a complex issue. Coping with stressful situations may have an effect on sex and sexual performance, regardless of age. (continue reading…)
Testosterone is the male sex hormone, produced by the testicle and secreted by the testes. A young boy on the cusp of manhood runs high on testosterone, however levels of this hormone tend to drop gradually in men, resulting in a condition known as hypogonadism (continue reading…)
by eating healthy soups
How do you warm up when it’ s chilly? With a hot bowl of soup, ‘course! However, warming effect is not the main feature of this dish: a good soup has other characteristics that are extremely favourable to health, when made of simple fresh seasonal ingredients, without food additives or preservatives (continue reading…)
Aging is a very complex process leading to progressive deterioration and disability of our functions. In recent years, oxidative stress has been implicated in a wide variety of diseases including cancer, heart attack and stroke and virtually every age-related pathology (continue reading…)
and their main sources
There are many types of antioxidants in nature and the plant kingdom hosts a huge number of species containing many substances with antioxidant activity and consumed in various ways. Here is a classification of the main natural dietary antioxidants (continue reading…)
The incidence of lifestyle-related diseases has gradually increased during the last years. The anti-aging medical check-up analyses the physiological activity in terms of functional age, promoting patients’ understanding of their real health condition as compared to a regular check-up (continue reading…)