SENIOR BEST FRIENDS: EXERCISE AND NUTRITIONJun 6th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women
Healthy Senior Living
SeniorCitizenJournal.com has long been a proponent of exercise and nutrition for a healthy senior lifestyle. Research across the board tells us that both components contribute to longevity and healthy aging. And often when women begin to make healthier choices, their male counterparts follow along.
Healthy senior living is a choice. We seniors can choose to exercise and eat food that is good for us, or we can eat junk food and sit around doing nothing. If we become too sedentary in retirement, the results will have a direct effect on our lives. We will feel more fatigue and less energy, more boredom and less interest in life. We will have a tendency to snack on junk while we are sitting on our behinds. Not good.
So how do you make the switch if you are already on the ‘not good’ path? Here are some suggestions:
Tips for Good Diets and Exercise
Regarding exercise, just do it! Start with just one activity. You choose what it will be. Walk down the driveway and back every day. Walk around the block every day. Get up out of the chair and move. Then when you have that initial commitment under control, begin to add more activity and more movement.
At some point, you will find something that will help you begin to exercise specific muscle groups… a CD, or a television exercise program or a friend who invites you to her gym or exercise studio. When moving and exercise becomes part of your daily routine, you will feel better and know you are taking better care of your body.
Improving your nutrition is the same kind of deal. Begin to read about food that contributes to healthy aging. Know how to read labels on packaged food products. Stop buying the junk that makes you feel bad and puts on dangerous fat.
Read about companies like Isagenix, that offers several product lines depending on your needs: Healthy Aging, Health and Fitness, Performance and Energy and Wealth Creation. Testimonials abound for the healthy nutritious food products and meal replacements this company offers. You may contact SCJ editors for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Making a commitment to healthy aging is not difficult. It does mean making choices and not giving in to boredom and a stale lifestyle.