Senior Health Topic Guide
Senior Health: As a natural part of aging, certain physiological changes take place in the body. Aging comes with changes in the skin, bones, joints, mobility, body shape, face, teeth, gums, hair, nails, hormones, metabolism, memory, immune system, hearing, vision, smell, taste, bowel, bladder, and sleep. Lifestyle changes, getting regular medical checkups and tests can help prevent disease as we age.
Exercise Exercise has been shown to reduce one's risk of heart disease, diabetes, colon and breast cancer, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and reduce depression and anxiety. The Surgeon General recommends accumulating 30 minutes of exercise on a daily basis.
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