Even as an adult, all of your bones keep changing. They’re either building and maintaining their strength or becoming weak and porous. Weight-bearing exercise is critical. By staying in shape, you can prevent bone loss.
When asked what they consider to be major factors in maintaining a good quality of life as they grow older, people rank living independently and remaining active right at the top.
To stay active, it helps to be active and lead a healthy lifestyle.
Fitness and Aging
It’s true. In addition to preventing disease, leading a healthy lifestyle just makes you feel better. Unfortunately, many people become less active as they age. Learn more about how you can get yourself moving again.
A healthy lifestyle is essential to your overall wellness. Good nutrition and smart choices play an important role in reducing your risk for chronic diseases, including those that affect your bones and muscles.
Falls are the leading cause of injury to older people in the United States. There are some things you just can’t change that put you at greater risk for falling - like your age or heredity. On the flip side, there is a lot you can do to prevent taking a fall.
Better health care happens when patients and their doctors talk to each another. Be sure to prepare for appointments with your doctor. And if you don’t understand what your doctor is recommending, ask questions.