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.
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