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Health Issues That Arise As You Age – And How To Deal With Them

Woman in Yoga Warrior Pose

As we age, health issues become commonplace. People are growing older than ever before, and as such it falls to us to take care of our health and make sure we look after ourselves effectively in the process. There are many issues that accumulate as we age, and not every person will experience the same physical ills in the same way. From limited flexibility to diseases to difficulties that need an expert hand, the following tips and tricks can help you stay healthy both mentally and physically as you progress into the later stages of life.


Usually, our flexibility is the first thing to deteriorate. Not only will your movement patterns become restricted over time, but if you’re not adequately stretching, you can almost lose the ability to re-stretch those joints over time. This is a fate that is difficult to contend with, because many health issues are abated by having good flexibility.

For example, slipping on a wet bathroom surface is much less of an issue if being able to stretch out and catch yourself without damaging a joint or part of your tissue. In order to combat these difficulties, improving your flexibility through yoga, simple home stretches or ideally foam rolling can help you feel more more open and unrestricted in your daily life.


Your diet is of paramount importance to get right as you age. Not only will your body put on unhappy fat much easier than usual, but you will feel overly tired if you’re not getting the nutrition you need to work well.

Staying energetic and getting all of the nutrients you need can be acquired by sticking to a balanced diet and implementing supplementation were required. As you age, and your joints become weaker, it’s important to supplement with fish oil tablets, multivitamins and vitamin D tablets. Fish oil will help your heart and joint health by giving you the omega 3 necessary to requirements.

A multivitamin is simple enough, it will give you the required nutrients that your diet has missed. It’s likely that no matter how complete your diet is, you will, from time to time, miss out on your macronutrient requirements. Vitamin D tablets will of course help you overcome lack of sunlight, and a positive D3 level will help your immune system function as it should, which is of complete and total importance as you age.


If you find that your health issues are difficult to overcome through basic means alone, there is absolutely no shame in getting surgery to correct it quickly and without worry. For example, if diagnosed with a herniated disc via a vertical MRI, which can accrue in old age easily, especially if having worked a labor intense job most of your life, you’ll need to rectify the problem shown on this MRI quickly to avoid blinding pain and loss of mobility.

For this reason, identifying a great surgery and registering if necessary can help you keep the process as smooth as possible from day one of the issue arising. Hopefully, the tips above can help you keep peace of mind as you age and develop.


Top photo: Yoga can help you maintain good flexibility as you age, like this woman. Image by lululemon athletica (Flickr: Yoga Journal Conference), CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

7 thoughts on “Health Issues That Arise As You Age – And How To Deal With Them”

  1. Age…what an a***!! Happens to all of us eventually….
    Flexibility..I need to loose a bit of weight so I can bend over easier…..riding the bike…tick
    Diet…Yep…work in progress….tick
    Surgery…do I have to again…let’s see what the MRI finds….tick
    Hmmm .. I’ve ticked the boxes….now what?…ah ha!! get younger…😂😂

    Cool post Christy…Age creeps up too fast but we gotta deal with it….

    1. Good luck on your MRI, Pete. I hope you find answers and then you can get toward a healthier solution. Keep riding that bike of yours and smiling :)

  2. Another interesting and positive approach blog post, thank you! Now that I’m registered as a full time carer I can avail of free yoga sessions in my local area. I’m intending to start going in September all being well 😊

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