Plenty of health myths suggest what will — and won’t — happen to your body. Sure, you’re more likely to encounter some conditions. But some things get better beyond your 60s. Have you heard of the following wellness tales? Here’s why they aren’t true for everyone. One common health myth, in particular, is totally false (on page 10).
1. Myth: Aching joints are ‘normal’ for 60-somethings
Truth: A lack of exercise causes painful joints, but aging often doesn’t.
Many people of all ages experience chronic pain. But it isn’t a normal part of the aging process. Exercising is one of the best things you can do to prevent aches and pains in older age. It can also help relieve any pain you already experience. You’re running out of reasons not to sweat.
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