Nutrition and Exercise For the older adult

Objective: 1. Increase the proportion of adults who meet the objectives for aerobic physical activity and for muscle-strengthening activity
Objective: 2. Increase the proportion of adults who are at a healthy weight
More than 80 percent of adults do not meet the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities
Physical activity can lower the risk of: Early death, Coronary heart disease, Stroke, High blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, Breast and colon cancer, Falls, Depression

Adults should get aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity for at least 150 minutes/week, or 75 minutes/week of vigorous intensity, or an equivalent combination

Consume a variety of nutrient-dense foods within and across the food groups, especially whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat or fat-free milk or milk products, and lean meats and other protein sources

Limit the intake of saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, sodium (salt), and alcohol.

A healthy diet reduces risk of the following diseases: Overweight and obesity, Malnutrition, Iron-deficiency anemia, Heart disease, High blood pressure, Dyslipidemia (poor lipid profiles), type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, oral disease, constipation, diverticular disease, some cancer.

What can I do if I have a knee replacement? (barrier)

Go on a short walk throughout the neighborhood daily. This way, you are close to home if your knee starts hurting. Also, avoid stairs during your walk.

How can I get involved in the community?

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