As we get older, we lose bone and muscle. We actively have to work against preventing that. If you want to age optimally and keep up with your grandkids, focus on building and maintaining bone density. It’s never too late to start!
3. Get Vitamin D – Vitamin D helps get calcium into the bone and makes it stronger. Even though we live in FL, we see plenty of vitamin D deficiency and need to supplement. I recommend starting with 2000 to 5000iu daily. We regularly check our patient’s Vitamin D levels. Optimal Vitamin D level is 50-70 ng/mL.
4. SLEEP! Sleep really does the body good. This is the time your body is repairing damage and building up your muscles and bones. Most people need about 8 hours of sleep to feel rested, however individuals may need more or less.
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