5 Thing That Keep Seniors STRONG
Getting older is one thing.
Feeling and looking older is something entirely different.
I’m 66 years old, but I’ve never let that stop me from doing the same things I loved doing at 56, or 46.
But as many as 25 percent of adults over 65 are at risk of losing their ability to do the things they love… and their independence.
Fortunately, there are some easy ways to STAY STRONG… no matter your age.
Here are five of my favorites.
Frailty is more than just being weak or fragile. With frailty, there is an overall decline in physical function—and you can’t quite “bounce back” like you used to after getting sick or having surgery.
Basically, your body is wearing down on the inside… and it’s showing up on the outside.
But frailty does much more than make you tired. It sets you up for overall bad health, disability, and ultimately… death.
All of that to say, you shouldn’t simply accept frailty as a normal part of getting older. There’s nothing “normal” about it—and you certainly don’t have to accept it.
The good news is that frailty can be reversed if you catch it early enough. But the further down that rabbit hole you go, the harder (and less likely) it is that you’ll be able to climb back up.
That’s why, in addition to staying physically active, there are 5 key nutrients you should be making sure you’re getting plenty of.
Using data from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging, researchers found that low levels of 5 specific nutrients are associated with frailty. This was the largest study to date to show the connection.
These are the 5 key nutrient deficiencies:
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin B12
If someone had low levels of more than one of these nutrients, they were likely to have more severe frailty.
It makes sense that these particular compounds would impact something like frailty. For example, lutein and zeaxanthin are important for eye and brain health.
Vitamin D impacts muscle strength, bone health, and mood.
And B vitamins like B12 and folate are critical for DNA repair and energy metabolism.
I’m always encouraged when I read studies like these. They show that a condition like frailty—something that impacts a quarter of elderly people—is not inevitable.
You can make sure you stay strong and robust by getting more nutrients like these in your diet and through supplementation.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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