Skeletal Development During Late Adulthood (46 years-65 years)
- As with early adulthood, it is important to keep up physical activity, a healthy diet, not smoke, reduce alcohol intake, and reduce sugar intake into late adulthood.
- However, there are special concerns for women in this age range facing menopause. Due to hormonal changes both before the start of menopause and during menopause, bone density decreases rapidly.
- The good news is that there are supplements that can be taken in order to slow this process or even reverse it, which can help men facing bone density loss as well.
- Another concern for this age range is the development of osteoporosis, which can develop due to loss in bone density.