The Healthy Aging Project is a program of the Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder. For more than 30 years, the lab has conducted research related to healthy aging, with a particular emphasis on generating scientific evidence for healthy lifestyle behaviors and natural products that can optimize overall health, and physical and cognitive function throughout the lifespan.
Learn more about the lab’s current research on its website.
The Big-Picture Challenge
By 2050, the number of adults over the age of 65 in the United States will double.
This drastic change will lead to increased healthcare costs, greater caregiving burdens on families and reduced workforce productivity. Present day middle-aged and older adults wish to avoid these problems by remaining active, productive and physically and cognitively fit in later life. However, the resources and information necessary to support these goals are not widely available.
The Healthy Aging Project aims to address this challenge by advancing our understanding of how to live long, but with maintained physical health, cognitive function and psychological-emotional well-being.
The key goals of the Healthy Aging Project are—
Building information . To assess the published scientific literature on aging research and summarize the best evidence-based practices for promoting healthy aging.
Advancing outreach. To provide information on evidence-based healthy aging practices through an interactive and user-friendly website, engaging social media and educational workshops.