Posted: 6th January 2020
Posted in: News
Nutrition plays a big role in maintaining health and wellbeing throughout all stages of life. Unfortunately, what once was healthy diet habits in one stage of life may not be appropriate for your current stage of life.
Older adults have a range of unique nutritional requirements. Unlike younger adults whose healthy BMI range is 20-25 kg/m2, older adults over the age of 65 have an adjusted healthy weight range of 24-30 kg/m2.
Holding a little extra weight has been associated with a reduced mortality risk, so don’t feel bad for having a little dessert after dinner.
Other main nutritional concerns for older adults include maintaining strong healthy bones and adequate muscle mass.
Here are 5 tips to maintain a healthy weight, facilitate muscle mass retention, and consume adequate nutrients:
If you are over the age of 65 and are concerned about your nutrition related health give us a call at Generation Physio & Allied Health, we have a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to changing the lives of our clients.
All of our clinicians are mobile and come to your own home to conduct an examination. Give us a call on 1300 122 884 to book a consultation today.
Article Written By William Best
Will is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Holding a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the Sunshine Coast University. Will uses a patient-centred approach for all his clients, meaning that he will work with you to create diet recommendations that suit both your nutritional requirements and your lifestyle.
Will continuously strives to expand his knowledge about all things food-related, including food production, cooking techniques, and different food cultures.
Learn more about Will here.