It’s never too late to start! Ageing well means being independent for a long as you can. This is only possible with a structured diet and exercise regime that supports your health and fitness.
The maximum of physical capacity comprises the decade between 20th and 30th life year. Between the 30th to 50th life year the reported changes in muscle mass, power and strength are small. Pronounced changes with ageing process occur after 50th life year with more than 15% strength loss per decade. This phase of life is also associated with maximum health issues and increased requirements of medication.
Your health and fitness depends on the amount of muscle you carry. So anti ageing simply means keeping body fat within range and maintaining muscle mass.
After menopause, women have to take special care of their heart and bone heath. After the age of 70, both men and women have equal risk of being osteoporotic.
Most adults in the 50+ age group seem to be deficient in vitamins, minerals and protein to support ageing. The absorptive capacity of the gut seems to be reduced with age. This gives rise to deficiencies resulting in poor health and frailty.