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Eating, exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to be complicated. Kelly Dutcher, a registered dietitian with Sharp Weight Management and Health Education, provides three keys to aging healthfully as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
A Healthy Eating Plan
"Older adults need fewer calories so making smart food choices can help you stay healthy. Choose foods that are high in water content and packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients. This can help you stay full while eating fewer calories," Dutcher stated. Emphasizing the food groups of the Mediterranean diet can help you in planning your meals.
Daily Physical Activity
Remaining active as you age is equally important as a healthy diet. "Set a goal to be active 30 minutes total every day. If you are currently inactive, start with just a few minutes of any physical activity daily and gradually increase as you are able," Dutcher added.
Special Nutrient Considerations
Take special note of these all-important nutrients that will help you age healthfully:
For More Information
Want to learn more about what nutrients you need to age healthfully? Call 858-505-1400 to schedule a one-on-one dietitian consultation with Sharp Weight Management and Health Education. Consultation are offered at Sharp Rees-Stealy Mount Helix, Kearny Villa and Rancho Bernardo.
For more information about Sharp's weight management services or to find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego physician or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, or send us an email.
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