Save the peepers and loose the lines

Wear sunglasses. You won’t squint as much; over time a lot of squinting will lead to lines and wrinkles.

From Saint Louis University.

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Book Friday: Dating and the Older Man

Dating and the Older Man is written for single men and women over 40 who are in the dating game.

From: Getting Older Stinks

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Middle age sucks

There is a natural tendency, once you’re past thirty five or forty, for the body’s metabolism to again shift so that your physical needs begin to change.

These changes increment throughout adulthood, middle age and into old age.

From: brighthub.com

Hormone levels

Levels of some hormones change naturally over the life span. Some hormones increase with age, like parathyroid hormone that helps regulate the amount of calcium in the blood and bone. Some tend to decrease over time, such as testosterone in men and estrogen in women.

When the body fails to make enough of a hormone because of a disease or disorder, a doctor may prescribe hormone replacement drugs. These come in many forms such as pills, shots, topical (rub-on) gels, and medicated skin patches.

From: nih.gov

Antioxidants

Antioxidants protect the body from the harmful effects of by-products, known as free radicals, made when the body changes oxygen and food into energy.

The discovery of antioxidants raised hopes that people could slow aging simply by adding them to the diet.

From: nih.gov

Flu shots over 50

Stay up-to-date with your immunizations: Have a flu shot every year starting at age 50. If you are younger than 50, ask your doctor whether you need a flu shot. Have a pneumonia shot once after you turn 65. If you are younger, ask your doctor whether you need a pneumonia shot.

From: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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Women live longer but die quicker

The average life expectancy of a man is 75 years which is more than five years shorter than that of a woman. 

On average, men at any age are 40% more likely to die than women.  And when diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease or hypertension are diagnosed in men, they tend to be at a far later stage in the disease process, after extensive damage has already been done.

From: Baby Boomer Life Tips

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