Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Tom O Connor
UNMC 

The Aging Farmer

Physical Changes Can Increase Injury Risk

 

December 27, 2018

JAKE ROGERS PHOTOGRAPHY

In the farming industry, staying healthy is key. No one – farmers included – is immune from cardiovascular changes, weakened bones, slowed reflexes, memory loss, vision and hearing changes.

Wrinkles aren't the only thing that come with an aging body. No one – including farmers – is immune from the cardiovascular changes, weakened bones, slowed reflexes, memory loss, vision and hearing changes and more.

In the farming industry, staying healthy is a key to avoiding injury or death. As time takes its toll on a person's physical condition, paying attention to health and working in a safe manner become even more important. 

The average age of America's farmers today is 58. At that stage of life, even if signs of aging aren't obvious, physical changes are occurring.

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