Mary Beth Mobley explains that seniors can maintain a healthy lifestyle by getting the proper nutrients, and drinking plenty of water.
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And for a lot of them, it’s getting the proper nutrients. A lot of them just don’t – they lose their appetite. A lot of medications will cause them to have a loss of appetite. We really encourage a multivitamin. The other thing is osteoporosis is a big concern and to really increase their calcium and Vitamin D levels. You have to have the Vitamin D with the calcium in order to absorb the calcium at its maximum level but a lot of times you’ll see you know hunch over and what not and a lot of that is from a lack of calcium and the onset of osteoporosis. So the big one is just new general nutrients and water is another thing. A lot of them don’t drink any water and they’re just severely dehydrated and that can cause a lot of systems in your body to malfunction or to even shut down if you’re now properly hydrated.
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