People of both sexes and all races typically shrink about 1 cm p/2 inch) in height every ten years after they reach the age of 40 and even more after the age of 70. Physical activity, a good diet and treating osteoporosis and muscle weakness can help reduce this loss of height.
BOOST YOUR ENERGY KEEP YOUR BONES HEALTHY
To prevent osteoporosis, which can cause curvature of the spine, back and leg pain, ask your doctor if you should take a daily calcium tablet after the age of 40. Choose juice, water and foods that are specially fortified with calcium, and make sure you get sufficient calcium through your diet -eating such foods as milk, cheese, yogurt and dark green leafy vegetables. Postmenopausal women need 1200 to 1500 mg of calcium daily.