The Benefits of Vitamin D Did you know? Vitamin D is a nutrient essential for healthy living and helps maintain strong bones. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in our bodies, helps bring calcium and phosphorus to our bones and teeth, and helps regulate how much calcium remains in our blood…

The Best Foods to Eat Eating a variety of foods from all food groups can help you get the nutrients your body needs as you age. A healthy eating plan: – Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy – Includes lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts – Should be low…

Strength, Balance and Circulation Each year, more than 2 million older Americans go to the emergency room because of fall-related injuries. A simple fall can cause a serious fracture of the arm, hand, ankle, or hip. Balance exercises can help you prevent falls and avoid the disability that may result from falling. Being physically active…

The Benefits of Exercise Exercise reduces stress by releasing “feel good” endorphins. In addition, it provides an outlet to release built-up stress that, if not addressed, can often lead to overeating. Exercise and physical activity are a great way to maintain your weight, feel better, gain health benefits, and have fun. If you want to…

The Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet Many people make the switch to a vegetarian diet because of the potential health benefits.  The 2009 American Dietetic Association position statement is “appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain…

Why Should You Worry About Food Safety? Some of the changes that come with age lessen the body’s ability to combat bacteria. For example, there is a decrease in stomach acid secretion, which is a natural defense against ingested bacteria. And over time, the immune system may become less adept in ridding the body of…

Good nutrition is essential to a strong immune system, which may offer protection from seasonal illness, such as the flu, as well as other health problems including arthritis, allergies, abnormal cell development and cancers. When you are too tired to cook, or have a chronic illness like Diabetes or are recovering from surgery, try to…

Many of us know enjoying larger portions during the holiday season or trying different foods outside our normal diet plan, can initiate uncomfortable indigestion and heartburn. However, long after the decorations, cookie cutters and crock pots have been stored away, what if there is or has always been a lingering stomach issue? Some of us…

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