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September is Healthy Aging: Make this month the time to set up your annual phys­i­cal and other health screen­ings. The key to healthy aging is a healthy lifestyle. Staying in control of your weight contributes to good health now and as you

Posted on 26 September, 2015 at 18:31
Your eating habits can either ruin your chances of living a long and healthy life or be your guarantee to a long and healthy life.The key to healthy aging is a healthy lifestyle. Eating a variety of healthy foods, practicing portion control and including physical activity in your daily routine can go a long way toward promoting healthy aging.

However being healthy is not just about what you eat or drink, its also about being involved in; stimulating activities for the mind and body and  living in a clean environment. Step up and  promote a healthy lifestyle for you, your family and your community its a win win situation
A healthy eating plan that helps you manage your weight includes a variety of foods you may not have considered. Your body needs nutrients to survive and stay healthy.There are five main types—proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals, and water.as you age, some foods may be better than others for staying healthy and reducing your chance of illnes.But, choosing healthy foods is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are!.

Eating a well-planned, balanced mix of foods every day has many health benefits,Try Fresh fruits, Fresh vegetables,Calcium-rich foods and dry beans in place of higher-fat meats. 
  • Try to choose grain products made from whole grains.  
  • Vary your veggies. Brighten your plate with vegetables that are red, orange, and dark green.
  •  Eat more fruit. Try some you haven’t eaten before.
  • Choose lean meats, poultry, seafood, beans, eggs, and nuts.
  • Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products.
  •  Get plenty of fluids each day such as water, fat-free or low-fat milk, and low-sodium broth-based soups.
  • Limit saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt, and added sugars
  • Drink water in place of sugar-sweetened beverages 

The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn't about short-term dietary changes. It's about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and balancing the number of calories you consume with the number of calories your body uses.

The energy you get from food helps you do the things you need to do each day. Try to choose foods that have a lot of the nutrients you need, but not many calories. With age, you may lose some of your sense of thirst.Drink plenty Liquids like water, juice, milk, and soup. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty. Try to add liquids throughout the day. You could try soup for a snack, or drink a glass of water before exercising or working in the yard. Don’t forget to take sips of water, milk, or juice during a meal.

 Don’t forget: To aid your memory, make lists, follow routines, slow down, and organize.

Your doctor may want you to follow a certain diet because you have a health problem like heart disease or diabetes. Or, you might have been told to avoid eating certain foods because they can change how well your medicines work. Talk to your doctor or a registered dietitian about foods you can eat instead. How well you and your doctor talk to each other is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. 









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