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We debunk some of the most common myths on health and fitness

 

Fiction: I’m too old for exercise.

Fact: You might not be suited for more strenuous activities, but that doesn’t mean you should skip exercising altogether. You can start off with gentle workouts such as yoga or Pilates, and then gradually progress to more vigorous strength training.

Fiction: I can still see clearly, so I don’t need to have my eyes checked regularly.

Fact: Having clear vision doesn’t mean that you have excellent eye health. Routine eye exams are essential because there are some serious eye problems that don’t display symptoms. Have your eyes checked at least once every two years.

Fiction: I don’t need to take food supplements because I eat healthy.

Fact: You may still need to take dietary supplements to make up for the nutritional deficiencies in your food and body. For example, taking in calcium supplements to strenghten your bones. The Institute of Medicine recommends aging people to take vitamin B12 supplements since the body’s ability to absorb vitamin B12 from natural sources decreases as one grows older.

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