2.     Embrace the idea of a healthy bodyweight

Being OVERWEIGHT is bad for you as you age, because a too heavy body is tough to move around, and extra fat, especially around your organs is going to make being optimally healthy much more difficult.

But being too SKINNY is equally unfavourable, because you’ll lose lots of muscle, and end up too weak to deal with the demands of normal life. This means that you’ll run out of energy faster than you should, making you tired all the time.

You need to really embrace the idea of living at a healthy bodyweight. This means a little bodyfat is okay, because it gives you some extra energy for doing life. So diet, by all means, but only if you are overweight. If you’re really light, then it’s time to eat a little more to add some beef to your frame.

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3.     Get strong

Another reason that older people hurt themselves more often is that they are relatively weak. So when they fall they get hurt, because there is little muscle to support their bones.

We often don’t realise how much strength we have lost in the aging process until it’s too late.

Accidents are even worse when those who have fallen over, or find themselves in a dangerous situation aren’t even strong enough to pick themselves up again.

Strength is SUPER important for all of life. But keeping your muscle size and strength up as you age is possibly the most important of all. Basically, you need to be lifting weights three (or more) times per week.

The weights should be heavy enough to challenge your abilities. You NEED to be strong.

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