How To Stay Healthy In Your 60s


  • Continue (or start) doing regular, moderate physical activity.


  • If you have diabetes, hypertension or abnormal lipids, make sure they are treated aggressively.


  • Increase your calcium intake to 1,500 milligrams at age 65; increase your vitamin D to 800 international units and take a multivitamin with at least 400 micrograms of folic acid. Also consider taking cardioprotective vitamin E.


  • If you have not taken estrogen, have tests to see if your bones and heart would benefit from this or some other therapy.


  • Talk to your doctor about the possible benefits of taking baby aspirin.


  • Know what tests are recommended for your age group and demand them from your doctor and your insurance carrier.


  • Insist on referrals to specialists when necessary.


  • Consider getting medigap insurance to cover what Medicare won't; also determine whether you might want long-term care insurance.


  • Consider ways to maintain intimacy and your sexuality.


  • Continue to develop new interests -- read good books, take up a new hobby, go out of your way to meet interesting people and do interesting things that will stimulate your brain.

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