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Keeping Healthy Over 70 - An Infographic

Keeping Healthy Over 70 While physiological changes that occur with age may prevent life in your 70s, 80s and beyond from being what it was, there are things you can do to improve your health and longevity. Keys to Living a Long, Healthy Life Don't Smoke Reduce Stress Eat Balanced Diet Practice Good Hygiene • Have a positive outlook Stay as mentally and physically active as possible • Take safety precautions • See your health care provider regularly DIETARY NEEDS Tufts University, a private research university located near Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A modified the well known food pyramid for reference for those over 70. "Adults Over the Age of 70 have Unique Dietary Needs" - Alice H. Lichtenstein, Director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Centre on Aging at Tufts University. Food Pyramid for 70+ Adults USE SATURATEDAND TRANS FAT, SU GAR AND SALT SPARINGLY Saturated and Trans Fats Add ed Sugar = A CALCIUM, VITAMIN D, VITAMIN B-12 SU PPLEMENTS Not all people need these supplements, check with yo ur healthcare provider Salt = * LOW- AND NONFAT DAIRY PRODUCTS 3 OR MORE SERVINGS DRY BEANS AND NUTS, FISH, POULTRY, LEAN MEAT, EGGS 2 OR MORE SERVINGS DEEP-COLORED FRUIT 2 OR MO RE SERVINGS BRIGHT-COLORED VEG ETA BLES 3 OR MORE SERVINGS Choose whole grains and fortified foods such as brown rice, 100% whole- wheat bread, and bran cereals WHOLE, ENRICHED AND FORTIFIED GRAINS AND CEREALS 6 OR MORE SERVINGS WATER/LIQUIDS 8 OR MORE Choose water, fruit or vegetable juice, low- and nonfat milk, or soup SERV INGS In old age change is Inevitable Appreciate and enjoy life. Express your feelings.Talk to a friend, family member or doctor. Embrace your spirituality. Accept that some things are out of your control. Iry to keep your sense of humour. References:| HOME CARE PLUS trusted care at home www.homecareplus .ie Here are tips to help deal with difficult changes RENO

Keeping Healthy Over 70 - An Infographic

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Dealing with getting older can be difficult for some people. However, acceptance of the inevitable movement of time is the key to a happier life. If an individual is constantly expressing negative emo...


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