If you’re serious about maintaining good health as you age, use the recently updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015–2020 as your blueprint. The publication (available as a free download by clicking here) offers a healthy eating pattern designed to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, hypertension,
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Do you frequently draw a blank when asked, “What’s for dinner?” If so, here’s a step-by-step strategy that will help you plan a week’s worth of healthy dinners.
Step ➊: Write It Down
One way to achieve a goal is to put your plan in writing. You can create your weekly healthy
When you’re trying to eat healthfully, don’t overlook your snack selections. Healthy snacks can help tide you over until the next meal and help you fulfill some of your daily nutrient needs. However, eating snacks that are high in calories and low in nutrients can derail your otherwise healthy diet.
Aerobic exercise improves brain blood flow to key areas
Exercising on a stationary bike or treadmill increased blood flow to areas of the brain involved in memory and cognition, according to a study that appeared online Nov. 12, 2013 in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Study participants were sedentary adults
The Mediterranean diet has been associated with a lower risk for several diseases and risk factors, including cancer, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, problems with processing glucose that may lead to diabetes, coronary heart disease, and overall death rates.
Now, research suggests that eating a Mediterranean-style diet is associated with
Research finds that half of seniors aren’t getting the recommended nutrients. Revamping your diet and taking supplements can put you back on track. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most older adults are able to consume all of the nutrients they need via a healthy and varied
Q: My blood pressure lately has been at or around 126/64. The systolic (top) number puts me in the “pre-hypertensive” range, but the diastolic (bottom) number seems okay. How should I interpret those numbers?
A: Based on current guidelines, your blood pressure is at the low end the “prehypertensive” range, which
With all the low-fat, no-fat, and fat-free products out there, it seems there is a lot of “fat fear” going on. But avoiding fat is not the best thing when it comes to good nutrition and health.
“As you age, fat plays an important role in your diet, from regulating your
If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension), you will probably be given a prescription for medication. When determining the medication that is best for you, your physician will consider numerous factors, including your family and personal medical history, age, weight, lifestyle, and other health conditions you have.
Study after study has provided evidence of the importance of vitamins in ensuring mental acuity, especially in older adults who may be affected by physiological changes that impair the body’s ability to metabolize these nutrients. A deficiency of certain key vitamins has been linked to cognitive decline in older people,