Healthy bones are critical to senior health. As you age, your body begins to absorb old bone tissue faster than new bone tissue can be created, and your bones tend to become thinner and weaker. Joint pain occurs when the fluid and cartilage in a joint wears out, causing bones to scrape against each other and create pain, which results from a lifetime of wear and tear on the joints especially in the fingers, hips, knees, wrists, and spine.

Getting adequate nutrition can also be a challenge as you get older. With age, the number of calories you need begin to decline. Every calorie you consume must be packed with nutrition in order to hit the mark. Even if you eat a wide variety of foods, you can’t be sure that you are getting all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you need. As you age, the body naturally loses muscle and body fat accrues more easily. Triggering these changes are alterations in your hormonal balance. Both male and female libidos tend to decline with increasing age and women tend to lose their libido faster than men. However, this is not to say the desire for sexual activity is lost completely or that it decreases for everyone.