Active Living - Healthy Eating
A healthy lifestyle consists of physical activity and equally as important healthy eating or nutrition. As we get older, we tend to eat less, and that can be a problem. Because, even though we don't need as many calories, we need more of certain nutrients than young people. For example, past the age of 50, we need to eat calcium and vitamin D to help keep our bones strong. Eating well can make us feel a lot better. It gives us more energy – and it can actually help slow down the aging process.
 
Good nutrition – an adequate, well balanced diet -combined with regular physical activity are the cornerstones of good health. Poor nutrition can lead to reduced immunity, increased susceptibility to disease, impaired physical and mental development, and reduced productivity.
 
To learn more about healthy eating and in particular the dietary needs of older adults take some time to read through the healthy eating section of this webpage. After that follow the step by step guide to improve your eating habits starting today!

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