Help your health in your 60s

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Heading into your 60's and beyond is something to celebrate.  Taking good care of yourself is important whether you're still working, or retired with plenty of time to play golf or spoil the grandkids.  New medical advancements make it possible to  enjoy life without being held back by conditions commonly associated with aging, but you need a little more monitoring even if you don't have any serious health conditions.  Dr. Tracy Lippard of Kaiser Permanente explains, “it is a really good idea to revisit at least once a year with your doctor to make sure your blood pressure is staying under control and your cholesterol is looking good.”  These days, many women are able to take natural remedies that treat  hormonal imbalances.  Staying active and eating a diet rich in calcium can keep bones strong.

Protect your brain by eating plenty of  green leafy vegetables, nuts , beans and fish while limiting sugar and fried foods.  Researchers say this type of diet may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 53 percent.