As long as you are able to remain active there is a good chance that you give your bone health a second thought. But did you know that after age 30 you start losing bone density? Women will lose up to 20 percent of bone mineral density in the five to seven years after they reach menopause, but by age 65 men and women lose bone density at the same rate. Unfortunately the loss of bone mass could end up causing life changing fractures. What you may not know is that while you cannot prevent the loss of bone mass, you can prevent how quickly you lose it, which in turn can help you to prevent osteoporosis down the road.
Yoga is a wonderful practice for people of all ages,shapes and abilities. There are some health benefits of yoga that are especially important for the quality-of-life of older adults. Yoga combines physical poses with relaxation and breathing techniques designed to help improve health and well being. Practicing yoga may not directly cure diseases, but it can make a difference in treatment. Here are 7 ways that consistent yoga practice may slow down the aches, pains, and other problems associated with aging.
Some doctors say that arthritis is the price that we pay in old age for being able to walk on two legs for almost all of our lives. Sadly, this condition affects almost half of all senior citizens to one degree or another. It’s also the most common cause of disability with elderly folks. While it might not be possible to avoid arthritis at all during the course of a long time, experts on aging say that there are good ways to delay and reduce arthritis symptoms.