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Awareness of aging process helps with healthy lifestyle

 

Last updated 5/29/2008 at Noon



Having an understanding of the human body and what happens to it as it ages can go a long way toward maintaining a healthy lifestyle well into one’s golden years.

Dietary changes are necessary as one gets older for a variety of reasons.

· Shifting energy levels: Because the body’s energy levels decrease over time, fewer calories are needed to function on a daily basis. If caloric intake is not reduced, weight gain and other negative physical consequences can result.

· Weakening bones: As one gets older, bones begin to lose mineral content, making them more susceptible to breaks and...



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