Here is a very complete look at steps we Over 50’s can take right now to live longer, healthier, more active, lives. It offers suggestions about diet, exercise, what medical tests you need, and even explains why flossing your teeth is really important.
Writer Gary Drevitch has included a few dozen links to follow for more information.
Mehmet Oz, who is a real doctor and who plays one on TV, has attracted a fair amount of criticism lately, including being hauled before a Senate subcommittee. Oz has been accused of conflicts of interest, making recommendations that are either unproven or contradicted by the evidence, and endorsing supplements and weight loss fixes that don’t actually work.
All that being said, there’s still plenty of valuable information on his website, including this piece containing five nutrition tips for women over 50. Kristin Kirkpatrick, the dietitian who wrote the piece, notes that women Over 50 need to adjust their diet to compensate for the hormonal, cardiovascular, and muscle changes that are taking place. Check out her simple suggestions, which she says will help women Over 50 maintain their strength and their weight, and keep their hearts healthy.