Gardening is America’s favorite leisure outdoor activity, enjoyed by more than 78 million people, according to the National Gardening Association. For most of us, gardening provides a welcome sojourn in the natural world, a sanctuary that promises relief from the challenges of life. Yet many feel the need to give it up as they become less physically able. But you don't have to! The following tips for modifying tools and gardening techniques can make all the difference for the senior gardener.

Before you rev up the lawnmower this summer or reach for your rake this fall, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) cautions you to consider the possible consequences: upper or lower back strain, neck strain and pain in the shoulders.

You know that aging will likely cause you to develop wrinkles and gray hair. But do you know how the aging process will affect your teeth, heart and sexuality? Find out what kind of changes you can expect in your body as you continue aging — and what you can do to promote good health at any age.

To help you cook and eat healthier, we want to focus on tips and ideas that aren’t just going to help you live healthier but also enhance your cooking skills. Health research is always changing but building your cooking smarts is something you get to keep forever. No new study is going to come out and say that learning to cook is bad for you. Once you’re armed with healthy cooking knowledge and skills, you’ll be able to pass it on to those around you so that they can live healthier, too.

Need a pick-me-up but don't have time for leisurely stress-busters, like lunch with a friend or the proverbial hot bath? Don't get even more depressed. Treat yourself to a mini mood boost. These time-outs take just five minutes but provide what you need to keep going on a stressful day.

Eating one avocado a day may significantly improve the working memory and problem-solving skills in older adults, according to new research published in the journal Nutrients. The research tracked how 40 healthy adults ages 50 and over who ate one fresh avocado a day for six months experienced a 25% increase in lutein levels in their eyes and significantly improved working memory and problem-solving skills.

Aging gracefully isn’t always a sweet process. The World Health Organization warns that malnutrition is a looming issue for our aging population, but sensory losses can make food less appealing and increase risk for undereating and weight loss. The recent uptick in subscription cooking services like Plated and Hello Fresh, which deliver fresh ingredients to customers’ homes, suggests that Americans are beginning to take charge of their own nutritional needs. Taking an active role in preparing our own food has been shown to benefit physical, cognitive, and emotional wellbeing as we get older. It seems as though healthy aging could boil down to spending more time in the kitchen, so here are five ways cooking can spice up your daily routine!