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Pay attention to the amount of fluid you drink. You may not feel thirsty, but fluids are important to good health. Most healthy people should drink several large glasses of fluids each day. In addition to water, you can drink no-sugar juices, or low-fat or fat-free milk.
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For Seniors: How About Losing Weight Today?
For Seniors: How About Losing Weight Today? Much to our dismay, it is quite common for people to gain weight as they age. Some of the gain is unavoidable, because as your body ages, body fat increases as lean muscle mass and bone mass decrease. Body fat doubles over the five decades from age 25 to age 75. Body weight increases until you reach age 60, when it begins to decline. Less lean body mass needs fewer calories to maintain, and a more sedentary lifestyle that often accompanies aging also requires ...
Debunking 10 Aging Myths
Debunking 10 Aging Myths Many older Americans lead healthy, interesting, and productive lives well into their later years. But that’s not what we usually hear about. Instead, the emphasis is often on the limitations people experience as they get older from problems as varied as falls, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. The result is that we tend to have a bleak picture of getting older. Fortunately, the future can be far brighter. Myth 1: Old people are lonely. In actuality, older adults are less l...