Some people bruise a lot more easily than others, but you will all tend to bruise more easily as you get older. When you get older, you have less protection below the skin and therefore bruise more easily. These bruises may not pose any health risks; but there are ways to prevent them from occurring and things that you can do to help them heal when they do occur. After reading this you should never need to ask “What can i do to prevent bruising altogether?” again.
Whenever you’ve heard the term scurvy, your first thought might have been about 18th century sailors on the tall ships that sailed the seven seas. More detailed reflection would show that scurvy is a condition that can be contracted by nearly anyone who isn’t paying close attention to their diet, and one way this disease can manifest itself is through bruises appearing unexpectedly on your body.