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Fuel Deficiency: Nutrition and Older Adults

Food for Thought For older adults, healthy balanced nutrition can be a major factor in determining overall quality of life. Yet for many older adults, getting all the necessary nutrients for optimal health can be a challenge. According to the National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging, malnutrition in older adults is highly […]

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Strong and Sturdy: Resistance Training and Older Adults

A Losing Proposition “Getting older is not for sissies,” is a recurrent mantra in retirement communities across the country. The inevitable process of aging brings with it a plethora of physical and sometimes mental changes that must be faced with courage. Osteoporosis, the loss of bone mineral density, along with sarcopenia, the wasting of lean […]

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Balancing Act: Preventing Falls in Older Adults

I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up As the human body ages, physiological changes are inevitable. Once you pass your reproductive prime, chemical changes occur that lead to decreased muscle mass, diminished bone density and reduced joint range of motion. Cumulatively, these changes can greatly increase your risk of falling. According to the Centers for […]