Good Health: Requires More Than a Trip to the Fruit Stand
Maintaining good health requires more than just an apple a day, especially as we age. Regardless of how active we are, our muscle mass and strength naturally decline, reaching their peak at 30 to 35 years old and gradually diminishing thereafter. According to the National Institutes of Health, the pace of this decline accelerates around age 65 for women and 70 for men.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults aged 65 and older engage in moderate-intensity exercise for at least 150 minutes a week. Additionally, incorporating strength training and balance exercises at least twice weekly is crucial to counteract the effects of aging on our physical well-being.