A woman and her two sons died in Nepal because of a tradition in which women are exiled from their homes and forced to live in huts during menstruation.
Many menstruating women are still forced to leave their homes and take shelter in unhygienic or insecure huts or cow sheds until their cycle ends. The custom — called “Chhaupadi” — continues in many parts of the majority Hindu Himalayan country, especially in the western hills.
Research suggests that moving out of your comfort zone is the key to staying mentally and physically young.medical science has identified a new group we can aspire to join — the super-agers. The term refers to people in their 70s and 80s who have the mental or physical capability of their decades-younger counterparts.
Dr. Bradford Dickerson, a neurologist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and his colleagues have been studying super-agers for several years. Their results suggest that embracing new mental challenges may be the key to preserving both brain tissue and brain function.
Embrace mental challenges – crossword puzzles, mathematical games. Try doing something yourself that you would have hired someone else to do in the past
Increase your exercise capacity. Increase three factors — the intensity, duration, and frequency of your workouts. Try to exercise at that level for 20 to 40 minutes, three to five days a week.
Prepare to be frustrated. Patience and perseverance are key to mastering challenges.
Don’t let your age deter you. As long as you are physically up to a challenge, your years shouldn’t hold you back.
Get going with a group. You may find it easier to take on new challenges if you’re in the company of other beginners.