Four Common Health Concerns and How Seniors Can Avoid Them

If someone is headed towards their golden years and they want to keep some of the rust at bay there are steps they can take to maximize the glitter and keep the senior glitch factor down. Some common conditions that are found in the aging population are arthritis, osteoporosis and diabetes Genetics could predispose someone to any, or all of these, but they can fight the good fight by keeping their weight down, staying hydrated, consuming healthy fish oils and plenty of vitamins, especially A and D and calcium. Exercise, stop smoking and see a doc regularly too.

Key Takeaways:

  • When we age, we are at greater risk for a number of health conditions, however, we can do something about it.
  • Arthritis can be prevented by eating plenty of fish rich in Omega-3s, including salmon, trout, and mackerel.
  • People can reduce their risk of osteoporosis by limiting alcohol consumption and participating in weight-bearing exercise regularly.

“Of all the conditions that seniors face, arthritis is typically considered the most common. It affects almost 50 percent of people over the age of 65, and many find that it significantly diminishes their quality of life.”

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