How do you stop stiffness in old age?
- Manage your weight. Excess body weight strains joints—particularly knees.
- Keep moving. Joints are meant to be used, but if we don’t warm up before exercising and stretch often to avoid getting stiff, we’ll be creaking like the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz.
- Remember to pace yourself.
What happens to your body at age 70? What’s happening. With age, bones tend to shrink in size and density, weakening them and making them more susceptible to fracture. You might even become a bit shorter. Muscles generally lose strength, endurance and flexibility — factors that can affect your coordination, stability and balance.
How can I be happy after 70? The benefits of exercise after 70 are numerous. Higher energy, better health, restful sleep, etc. Swimming, yoga, walking, and aerobics are all ways to get moving with low impact on your body. You could feel better and regain a youthful energy if you take part in one or all of these activities.
Why are my legs getting thinner as I get older? Have you ever noticed that people have thinner arms and legs as they get older? As we age it becomes harder to keep our muscles healthy. They get smaller, which decreases strength and increases the likelihood of falls and fractures.