Healthy Aging: Are There Secrets to It?
We're all aging, so it's never too soon to think about how to enter your golden years as healthy as possible. In today's episode, self-proclaimed "resident old guy", Scott Jones, shares his journey toward healthier aging. As he takes us inside appointments with his health care team, we learn steps we can take today to avoid some of the worst pitfalls of getting older — no matter our age.Hosts: Zach Moore, Katie McCallum, Scott Jones (interviewer) Experts: Dr. Joshua Septimus (Primary Care Physician), Emma Willingham (Clinical Dietitian Specialist) Notable topics covered: How muscle mass, body fat, bone density, thirst and more change with age Chronic inflammation, the "bogeyman for aging"Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome: how they sneak up and the serious issues they lead toHow easy it is to spot these problems through regular wellness checkups and bloodworkThe ideal eating pattern, including the foods, drinks and habits we should avoid as we age How protein intake and resistance training can help maintain muscle mass as you age Why you’re never too young to start thinking about healthy aging If you enjoy these kinds of conversations, be sure to subscribe. And for more topics like this, visit our blog at houstonmethodist.org/blog.