Did you know after the age of 50 you lose muscle mass at a rate of one to two per cent every year?
To help you stay strong, try these tips!
Include protein like fish, meat, dairy or legumes every day. You need around 20 per cent extra protein after the age of 65, so make sure you have some in every meal.
Get outside regularly to ensure you get enough vitamin D and take a supplement if necessary. See your GP for a blood test to determine if you need a little more.
Make sure you eat more vegies than meat and grains. The ideal is to pile half your dinner plate with colourful vegies. This will help your body to make the most of calcium and keep your bones and muscles strong.
International Osteoporosis Foundation Nutrition Working Group, 2013