Many physiological changes take place as we age.1 Our bodies naturally decline with less use and physical activity. Some of these shifts affect saliva secretion, taste sensation, and the oral cavity (loss of teeth, etc.). However, the most significantly noticeable changes occur in the musculoskeletal system. Lean muscle is lost as more fat is gained. Bone density gradually decreases and conditions such as osteoporosis or osteopenia become more prevalent.1 Many times it’s been observed where an elderly man or woman is “hunched over” walking with a cane, in part, due to these types of changes.