Free Shipping on Orders Above $25
Free delivery from $25 purchase
× Supersmart Learn by health topic New articles Popular articles Visit our shop My account Smart Prescription Blog Loyalty program Language: English
Anti-aging Features

Top tips on how to stay fit and beautiful after 60

Sixty is the age of fulfilllment and serenity. It’s also an age when we need to take extra care of ourselves. Here are our top tips.
how to stay fit and beautiful after 60
Rédaction Supersmart.
2017-05-17 (blog.publication: 2017-03-07)Commentaires (0)

Look after your skin

By the age of 60, the signs of aging are already evident in our skin, but that’s certainly no reason to neglect it. More than ever, our skin needs to be deeply nourished and hydrated with the help of specially-tailored skincare.

What to do

Avoid taking aggressive beauty steps and treat your skin with the utmost gentleness. Choose cleansing milks over astringent solutions. Nourish your skin morning and night with rich creams specially designed for mature skin (with active ingredients such as collagen). Don’t forget to use appropriate products to pamper your hands, where skin is thinner.

Stay in good physical condition

Loss of muscle and bone density are two important metabolic processes which affect us after the age of 60. They can increase our risk of both osteoporosis and suffering a fall.

What to do

Continue to take regular exercise, say, two to three sessions a week of gentle activity such as going to the gym, swimming or power-walking, in order to maintain good muscle and bone mass. Choose outdoor leisure activities such as gardening or walking to ensure you get plenty of vitamin D which is produced by the body on exposure to the sun. Vitamin D, particularly vitamin D3, actually helps prevent osteoporosis. Also available in the form of dietary supplements, vitamin D3 can be taken as a course of supplementation to correct any deficiency.

Maintain a stable weight

After the menopause, the effects of hormones can sometimes mean that women tend to put on weight. Others may lose their appetite. Whichever is the case, it’s important to try and maintain a stable weight, focusing on a varied, balanced diet, in order to prevent health problems.

What to do

Try to eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible – whether raw or cooked – every day. They provide fibre, vitamins, minerals and trace elements which fight cellular aging. Protein - in meat, fish and eggs - is also essential for maintaining good muscle mass, as are grains and pulses (chickpeas, lentils …). And don’t forget about calcium-rich dairy products to ensure bone strength. Last but not least, make sure you drink enough fluid throughout the day to maintain optimal hydration.

Improve your digestion

Problems with intestinal transit are common among the over-60s. Constipation, while it may not be serious, is still distressing, especially if accompanied by problems such as bloating, acid reflux or nausea (otherwise known as dyspepsia).

What to do

If you suffer from constipation, prioritise fibre-rich food to improve intestinal transit: raw fruits and vegetables, whole grains (wholemeal bread, for example), and pulses (lentils, dried beans, chickpeas …). Phytotherapy can also be an effective aid for sluggish digestion. Psyllium, for example, is extremely effective because of its high content in soluble fibre.

Boost your immune defenses

Our immune defenses tend to decline with age but maintaining a tip-top immune system both improves your body’s ability to fight external attacks and keeps you generally fitter.

What to do

Probiotics are a real help here as they restore balance to gut flora which is itself directly involved in our immune defenses. They are found in fermented products such as yogurt, kefir and sauerkraut, as well as in dietary supplements. A probiotic containing several strains of ‘friendly’ bacteria (Probio Forte) would be an excellent choice.



You must be connected to your account to leave a comment
Be the first to review this article
Our selection of articles
Oxidative stress caused by free radicals
Oxidative stress: symptoms, causes and protection

Oxidative stress surreptitiously inflicts terrible damage on our cells. Discover the best ways of protecting yourself from the onslaught of free radicals responsible for aging.

Couple eating spermidine-rich foods
Which foods have the highest content of spermidine?

Spermidine is a key substance in our cells, concentrations of which decline with age. Discover the 10 best foods for ensuring a good intake. Which food do you think tops the list?

Young man being vaccinated
Anti-aging: could there soon be a vaccine to slow down aging?

Japanese researchers have succeeded in developing a vaccine that specifically targets senescent cells. Could we soon have an anti-aging vaccine? Let’s take a look.

Kitchen for cooking food
How should different foods be cooked to preserve their vitamins and nutrients?

While the concept of cooking food marked a turning point in the history of mankind by increasing the bioavailability of a lot more nutrients, it can also be responsible for destroying vitamins. Read our advice on the best cooking methods for preserving all your food’s vitamins and nutrients.

Telomerase in chromosomes
Anti-aging: which foods should you eat to activate telomerase?

Telomerase, also known as the ‘immortality enzyme’, is known to hold back aging. How does it work and what should you eat to stimulate its production?

Mitochondria in a cell
Mitochondria: which supplement should you take to take to support them?

Mitochondria (the cells’ power plants) deteriorate with age but you can help take care of yours and slow down the aging process with our tips and natural remedies.

Products which must be of interest

© 1997-2023 Fondation pour le Libre Choix. All rights reserved
© 1997-2023 Fondation pour le Libre Choix. All rights reserved
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using this website you agree with our privacy policy I accept cookiesx