10 Activities to Avoid After 75

High-impact exercises such as running, basketball, and high-intensity interval training can put excessive stress on the joints and muscles, leading to problems such as sprains, fractures, and exacerbated arthritis pain.

High-Impact Exercises

As individuals age, decreased vision, impaired hearing, slowed motor reflexes, and reduced reaction time can significantly impact driving abilities.

Driving Long Distances Alone

Activities such as slouching on a couch for extended periods, bending over gardening work for hours without proper support, or hunching over while reading or crafting can further strain the spine and lead to chronic back pain.

Poor Posture Activities

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans and The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics state that seniors need more nutrients, like calcium, vitamin D, and B12, and less harmful stuff like saturated fats and sodium.

Poor Diet

The danger of pulling a muscle or suffering a fracture is all too real. But fear not! More innovative ways exist to handle those hefty tasks without putting your well-being on the line.

Heavy Lifting

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that aging can make the body less efficient at breaking down alcohol.

Excessive Alcohol Consumption

Here’s the scoop: The American Lung Association highlights that smoking at an advanced age continues to heighten the risk of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and various types of cancer, not to mention chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Smoking

Eating spicy or heavy meals before bedtime can significantly disrupt sleep patterns, and we all know how precious a good night’s sleep is! Additionally, late-night feasting can lead to uncomfortable gastroesophageal reflux, or acid reflux, which doesn’t exactly scream “sweet dreams.”

Late-night Eating

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, aging skin is more prone to the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can accelerate signs of aging and put you at risk of skin cancer.

Overexposure to Sun

Extreme diets often lack essential nutrients, can be overly restrictive, and may lead to dangerous imbalances or deficiencies

Extreme Diets

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