Taking care of your body is important throughout your whole life, but it’s especially important as you enter your senior years. We all experience many changes both physically and mentally as we get older and learning to adapt to the changes is vital to keeping your body healthy and strong. You must take care of your body both internally and externally from protecting your skin to protecting your bones.
Follow along as we uncover 10 ways you can take care of your body after 55!
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Protect Your Bones
It’s normal to lose bone as we age, however, too much bone loss can cause osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is when your bones become so thin that they can break. Thankfully this disease is not a normal part of aging and there are plenty of ways you can protect your bones to keep them healthy and strong.
To start, make sure you’re getting enough calcium and vitamin D. Calcium is essential for bone health and you need vitamin D to help your body absorb calcium. Further, a healthy diet also plays an important role in protecting your bones so be sure to load up on fruits and veggies and lean sources of protein. For more ideas check out these foods to boost bone health!