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  • At Prime Fifty, we believe that regular exercise is the key to healthy ageing. And it’s never too late to start exercising if you haven’t done it before!

    Keeping physically active makes you feel better all round, leads to a healthier life in general and also is known to fend off chronic illnesses, as we get older.

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  • Nutritional Supplements

    Though it is well recognised that most people should get their recommended daily allowance of vitamins, minerals and protein through a healthy well balanced diet, there is a huge amount of factual data from many international diet and nutrition studies showing that many people are not getting near the recommended intake and some are even deficient in a number of key vitamins and some minerals. This is even more common with older adults.

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  • Healthy Eating Over 50

    In addition to exercise, eating a healthy, well balanced diet is important if we want to maintain our good health as we get older. Good nutrition also helps us feel better in ourselves and is the best way to avoid many chronic illnesses such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems and certain types of cancers which have been proven to be connected to poor diets.

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  • Staying active as you get older is probably the most important thing you will do, in order to have a long and healthy life, whether this is at pre-retirement and still working hard, or whether this is post retirement.

     

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  • The importance of Joint Health

    As we all age, our joints tend to give us pain from time to time and in some cases the pain can be considerable. But why does this happen as we get older? In essence, at the end of each of our bones, is a smooth lining of protective cartilage and other soft tissues that also produce a liquid called synovial fluid. It is the combination of this soft cushion of cartilage and the synovial fluid that helps our joints remain mobile and healthy.

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  • The importance of Bone Health

    Bones are living tissue that includes the combination of bone tissue, nerves, cartilage and connective tissues, with blood vessels supplying important nutrients to the bones. Only around 65% of bone is actually composed of hard mineral substances, with the rest being organic providing extra strength, durability and flexibility. Collagen is a key protein which is also present in bone and literally holds the calcium structure together, rather likes bricks and mortar.

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  • As we get older, we tend to start losing muscle mass. In fact after the age of around 45 years old, we lose around 1% muscle mass each year, which means that by the time we are 65 years old, we may have lost a quarter of our muscle mass or even more!

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  • Prime Fifty’s mission is to help us stay active, as we know that this is the single most important thing to do if we are to stay healthy too. Prime Fifty recently spoke to many over 50’s consumers and asked them to talk about their health and also what they wanted to retain as they got older. ALL of them told us that they wanted to avoid losing their mobility and wanted to remain active...

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