One of the challenges of people reaching their golden years is being able to meet their nutrition requirements, particularly as it comes to protein and vitamin D necessary for supporting muscle and bone health.
If you’re finding it more difficult to maintain your figure as you get older, you’re not alone. Middle age brings many physical and physiological changes that can lead to weight gain and muscle loss, particularly for women.
Check and double check the labels on the back of products prior to consumption, log the total number of calories per meal or snack, and fit in a daily exercise routine to keep muscle intact. Sounds like the perfect plan for healthy aging, right?
Parents often start their children early by getting them into the first dance class opening they can find. Whether it’s ballet lessons, or an intro to hip-hop class, dance allows kids to transfer their jumpy energy into learning coordination and skill. But what about parents?
Muscle and strength are known predictors of physical function, metabolism, and overall health for aging adults. But a critical problem for many older individuals is the significant loss of muscle mass that frequently accompanies attempted weight loss that can offset the benefits of reducing body fat (2, 3). Finding a way to keep muscle while losing body fat is a primary goal during the aging process.
While it may seem inevitable, there are some things you can do to fight age-related belly fat. Do your birthdays coincide with an extra notch added to your belt? You’re not alone. Unfortunately, [...]