According to a 2008 World Health Organization report, Demystifying the myths of aging, the most common physical ailments related to aging are a decrease in muscle mass, strength, basal metabolic rate, aerobic ability, bone density and blood sugar tolerance, and an increase in body fat and blood pressure.
But they advise that simple self-care can mitigate many of the complaints of aging.
Just getting enough water can stave off dehydration leading to dizziness, weakness, poor cognition and falls.
Moderate exercise will improve muscle mass and fitness: One U.S. university study developed a weight-training program for seniors aged 87 to 96 and saw 300-per-cent gains in muscle strength in just eight weeks, as well as improvements in co-ordination and balance.
Seniors can also reduce their risk of hospitalization by getting their prescriptions checked. In Finland, the WHO found, up to 50 per cent of hospitalizations were due to improper use of medicines.
~Source: Article in theprovince.com
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I know I have proved it to myself over and over again every time I go to the GYM and leave in a sweat. Another Great Workout this morning!