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20 Subtle Signs Of Aging And What They Mean

9. Help! I'm Shrinking!
Remember how Aunt Edna seemed to get shorter as she got older? It wasn’t your imagination. Bones tend to shrink with age. This weakens them and makes them more susceptible to fractures. Getting enough calcium and vitamin D helps your bones stay strong as do weight-bearing exercises. Strength training can also help you with balance, which becomes increasingly important with age.