Nutrition

April 1st, 2022

How to Lower Cholesterol with Diet and Exercise

You’ve probably seen the ads about controlling cholesterol with medication and wondered, “Is it possible to reduce cholesterol with diet and exercise?” We asked experts in nutrition, exercise science and fitness to find out, and the answer is yes! Being active and eating smart can help manage cholesterol. “Elevated cholesterol used to be blamed specifically Read more >>

August 30th, 2021

Understanding and Reducing Disease-Associated Malnutrition

“Depending on the source you use, as many as 30 to 50% of older adults admitted to the hospital have some degree of malnutrition,” notes Su-Nui Escobar, DCN, a registered dietitian and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. There are two primary causes: Lack of access to food, often because of transportation or affordability Read more >>

August 23rd, 2021

Popular Diet Trends May Not Be as Healthy as You Think

At this point in our lives, we’ve heard multiple messages about eating right and we’ve probably had every intention of following that sage advice. But the truth is – according to research from National Institute on Aging – most of us can and should try harder.1 A recent review of research for the agency shows Read more >>

March 4th, 2020

Recipes for Tasty Low-Sodium, Healthy Food

Recipes and advice for tastier low-sodium eating We all know we should eat well, but it’s not always easy – or enjoyable. Terms like “low-sodium” or “healthy” are often equated with “bland” or “boring”. But the truth is, we can up the flavor and fulfillment with a few small improvements. How to add flavor Low- Read more >>

March 2nd, 2020

Older adults: Good nutritional health supports independence

Our nutritional health can dramatically affect our ability to ward off diseases, recover from surgeries and live long healthy lives. Yet many of us face obstacles that make it hard to eat well. As a result, millions of older Americans are at risk of malnutrition. Some research estimates that almost 14% of adults over 60 Read more >>

July 23rd, 2019

Bone Health Tips

Good bone health is crucial to staying independent and well. Use these insights on how to keep your bones healthy. Bone & Joint Diseases What you may not know about common bone and joint conditions. Osteoporosis isn’t inevitable, but many of us assume it is. “While osteoporosis does cause bones to become weak and fragile Read more >>

September 12th, 2018

Seasonal Eating: Summer Recipes for Seniors

All anyone really wants to do during the summer is the warm weather activities, family events and travel. That’s why we collected these simple, delicious and sometimes even healthy recipes to help you take advantage of summer’s delicious bounty without breaking a sweat or missing any of the fun. Mains Tomato Pie From Jamie Dement, author of The Farmhouse Read more >>

January 30th, 2017

American Heart Month: Take Time to Prepare for the Unexpected

Every day, about 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease, an average of one death every 40 seconds.1 Like any sudden health event, a heart attack can change your world. As February is American Heart Month, I encourage you to take this time to prepare for the unexpected and learn about the variety of ways to care Read more >>

March 6th, 2014

Easter Treats Come in Many Forms for Those With Diabetes

The holidays can be a bittersweet time for individuals living with diabetes. That’s because holidays are often associated with sugary treats, whether homemade or displayed at eye level in stores seemingly year-round. At Easter, you may easily be able to avoid the chocolate eggs, but yellow Peeps are everywhere. And they are full of sugar — one Read more >>

January 29th, 2014

3 Heart-Healthy Winter Recipes: Comfort Food Revisited

When the thermometer plunges and snow begins to fall, tastes change, and we start to crave comfort foods to keep us warm and snug. Favorite winter dishes such as potpies and fried chicken are loaded with fat and cholesterol, but it’s possible to lighten traditional winter recipes without removing the “comfort” from them. These three Read more >>

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