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A Guide to Healthy Aging for Women

This infographic shows what you can do to curb illness and stoke vitality


The University of Florida Online created a handy infographic on the top disease risks for women and ways we can stay healthy as we age. It also describes how women and men differ in health concerns.

Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of women, with breast and other cancers at No. 2.  Among other ongoing concerns: 67 percent of us are overweight, and 82 percent struggle with inactivity, which the university calls a “recipe for disaster.” We can all use a reminder about that.

And — no surprise diet, exercise and attention to our mental health are key to making the most of our 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.

 

UF Online Infographic: Health Aging for Women
UF Online B.S. in Health Education

By Emily Gurnon
Emily Gurnon is the former Senior Content Editor covering health and caregiving for Next Avenue. She previously spent 20 years as a newspaper reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area and St. Paul.@EmilyGurnon

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