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60 - 70 years

60 - 70 years

Overview

When you are in the sixties and seventies, the role of life usually have significant changes. After retirement, we may need a lot of time to adjust, in order to adapt into a different lifestyle. We may feel that less are being contributed to the community. We can develop other interests and activities outside of work, the focus of life to another. Some experts said that the survival of all species are related to "social fitness", and therefore, family arrangements, social life and self-confidence are important for improving our health statuses. In order to maintain a healthy social life, one must incoroperate regular exercise routine, in order to help to maintain cardiovascular health, physical fitness and increase flexibility, and improve bone density.

Regular health checks can help us to maintain optimal health, so we can provide the best treatment to any diseases. Therefore, you should maintain good relations with doctors and other medical professionals to provide appropriate drug treatment and check the appropriateness of food supplement dose.

 

Arthritis

There are two main types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common of joint wear and tear and, in particular the cartilage. Osteoarthritis mainly affects the hands, spine and hips, knees and ankles and other weight-bearing joints. Avoid exerting pressure on joints, joint trauma and obesity, in order to strengthen bones and reduce the manual movement of the joints associated stresses, these activities will help prevent osteoarthritis. Glucosamine sulfate is a natural cartilage components, as a food supplement can relieve joint inflammation and pain.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, the body attacks its own cells, and may cause severe inflammation and pain. This disease most commonly affect the fingers, wrists, knees and feet, joint deformity is not common. The traditional drug therapy is the use of anti-inflammatory approach to manage rheumatoid arthritis; in addition, fish oil is the most common "natural" anti-inflammatory substance used to relieve arthritis.

 

Osteoporosis

Bone mineral loss is the main cause of osteoporosis. In many cases, after bone fracture accident, the symptoms of osteoporosis will be more noticeable. You can consider regular bone scan to assess bone density; moreover, calcium supplements help to promote bone health. Calcium supplements may not reverse osteoporosis, but can help to prevent further degradation.

 

Digestive System

Digestive functions will decline as we age; the most common digestive symptoms include bloating, reflux and constipation. You should maintain a healthy balanced diet, intake of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. They can provide protective antioxidants and fiber, fiber is good for digestive health, prevent constipation, lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

 

Constipation 

  • Intake of high-fiber foods, such as fruits and vegetables not peeled, whole grains, nuts, seeds and pod beans category.
  • Drink plenty of water - at least 1.5 liters per day, especially when taking fiber supplements, because these supplements will absorb moisture, improve the body's need for water.
  • Consider adding fiber supplements at breakfast and other meal. Psyllium, oat bran and rice bran not only rich in fiber, and will not damage the fragile inner walls of the digestive tract mucosa, is a good choice

 

Bloating

  • Eat small meals to improve digestion and to ensure adequate intake of body heat

 

Backflow 

  • If the backflow at night is more serious, should avoid eating two hours before bedtime, should prop head when I sleep.

 

Intellectual Functioning

Sixties people often think that their intelligence or creativity at its peak, especially men. This may be because fewer children, work and social issues and other concerns, people concentrate better. Recall information may slow down, but you can accumulate many years of experience to make up. Although the brain aging process and genetic a great relationship, but it is generally believed that intelligence activities can slow down the degradation of mental function. Taking ginkgo on memory change would be helpful. Clinical tests have shown that it can improve memory and cognitive function.

 

Movement

Exercise can make the body stronger, improve oxygen uptake, flexibility and physical function. In fact, a 60 years old professional athletes can perform better than a 30 year old man who has a sedentary lifestyle. There's no need for strenuous exercise, one can also maintain cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health by doing mild exercises at least three to four times a week, 30 minutes for each session, walking, jogging, swimming are comparatively easier to conduct. Moderate exercise can significantly increase muscle strength and oxygen intake.

Endurance exercise can improve muscle strength, that is, weight-bearing exercise can enhance and strengthen muscles. The so-called weight can be just a bag of rice. Such strengthening exercise can help reduce the risk of hip fracture and improve daily activities. Endurance exercise and bone density has a direct and positive correlation, therefore, it may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Of course, regular exercise can also help us to manage our body weight, maintaining a healthy weight may help to prevent the risk of developing various kind of diseases.