"Good Nutrition Can Increase a Senior Person’s Lifespan" published in the Sequoia Senior Independent Solutions E-Newsletter for April 2012.
One of the key ingredients to a high-quality life is good nutrition. This becomes even more important as we age. Getting older doesn’t mean that one has to give up one’s chance at a healthy body.
Good nutrition is one of the cornerstones to living longer and feeling good while traveling on the journey of life. This also means spending less money on health-related expenses over time.
Senior care and good nutrition
- A recent study published by The Journal of Nutrition shows that eating a healthy diet can attribute to a longer, healthier life. The study found that adoption of recommended dietary behaviors (a healthier diet) was associated with lower mortality in both men and women independent of other lifestyle risk factors. Read full abstract here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2696990.
- Ashima Kant, a Queens College professor of nutrition, and her colleagues studied data culled from 350,000 men and women about their dietary habits. Kant’s research found that people who more closely followed the USDA Dietary Guidelineshad a lower risk of dying at a younger age.She explained that, “It’s not that you have to do everything [that the dietary guidelines recommend] to have any health benefits.” But the research shows very clearly that risk factors, such as cancer, obesity and heart disease can be lowered by better nutrition.
One factor in unhealthy eating may simply be convenience. Microwaving frozen meals may seem like an easy solution to the daily challenge of meal preparation, but many of these frozen packaged meals are significantly lacking in nutritional value.
One of the services provided by reputable senior care firms is teaching the caregivers the value and art of cooking healthy meals for their elderly clients. Caregivers are trained to know and prepare healthy foods, and how to cook tasty, appealing meals for their clients that will eventually keep them healthy, stable, and strong — often resulting in the senior feeling younger than might be expected at their age!
Are you making good dietary choices?
For more information:
- Being Healthy | Starting with Nutrition Basics (naturalsociety.com)
Stanton Lawson is the Co-Owner of Sequoia Senior Solutions. Sequoia’s mission is to ensure a better quality of life for their elderly clients and their families, by providing dependable and affordable in-home care. Sequoia’s focus is to keep you or your loved ones at home and avoid:
- Loss of friends and possessions
- Loss of independence and freedom
- Loss of spirit which is drained by the battles of daily living
Sequoia Senior Solutions, Inc. serves Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Solano, Mendocino, Lake Counties. The main office is located at191 Lynch Creek Way, Suite 102, Petaluma, CA 94954. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (707) 763-6600 Fax: (707) 763-6607, www.sequoiaseniorsolutions.com.