Healthy aging: Beyond 50

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Health and vitality are important at any age. After 50, though, you may think more about how to promote good health as you get older. Whether you're concerned about weight gain, sex drive or chronic diseases, a big part of healthy aging is maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Eating reasonable amounts of a variety of nutritious foods and getting physical activity every day can go a long way toward staying healthy as you age.

If an interest in healthy aging leads you to think about trying anti-aging therapies, be careful. Supplements or expensive treatments that claim to delay or reverse the aging process may not deliver on their promises. And diets that strictly limit the types of foods you eat could be harmful. Know what you're buying, and know how to spot suspicious schemes. Remember, there's no quick fix when it comes to healthy aging.

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Nov. 18, 2023