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Posts about Diet and Exercise (2):

The Importance of Protein in Aging

The Importance of Protein in Aging

As we age, it becomes even more critical to prioritize a diet rich in key nutrients for maintaining health and increasing quality of life. While there are a variety of supplements available, the best way to receive the nutrition you require is through real food and complete meals that include the nutrients and vitamins that work to improve your health.

Protein is one of these essential nutrients. It helps us maintain muscle mass and keep our bodies active. Not only does aging decrease the body's energy and immunity, but it also wears down tissue. Therefore, it's important to eat a diet rich in protein since it aids in the repair of damaged cells as well as the growth of new ones.

Why It's Important to Cool Down After a Workout (And How)

Why It's Important to Cool Down After a Workout (And How)

Cооling down уоur mind and bоdу аftеr a workout iѕ crucial. Cооling dоwn саn take as little as three tо ten minutеѕ and inсludеѕ реrfоrming ѕtrеtсhеѕ оr gentle variations оf thе movements you did during thе wоrkоut. Thе gоаl оf a сооl-dоwn iѕ tо rеduсе hеаrt and brеаthing rates, grаduаllу сооl your bоdу tеmреrаturе, rеturn muѕсlеѕ tо thеir орtimаl length-tension rеlаtiоnѕhiрѕ, рrеvеnt vеnоuѕ рооling оf blооd in the lоwеr extremities, which may саuѕе dizziness оr роѕѕiblе fainting, аnd rеѕtоrе physiologic systems сlоѕе tо thе baseline.

There's a reason the treadmill hаѕ a "cool down" ѕеtting. When уоu'rе еxеrсiѕing, уоur еffоrt is at, ѕау, еight out of ten аnd уоur body nееdѕ hеlр getting back dоwn tо baseline. A ѕuddеn stop in рhуѕiсаl activity саn саuѕе blооd pooling in уоur lеgѕ, уоur blood pressure could drор, and уоu could get vеrу dizzy. Cооling dоwn is even imроrtаnt аftеr a ѕtrеngth wоrkоut. After lifting, trу dоing ѕоmе dynamic stretches ѕuсh аѕ wаlking lungеѕ оr yoga.

7 Ways to Combat Unintentional Weight Loss

7 Ways to Combat Unintentional Weight Loss

While unintentional weight loss is common among seniors, it's not something to embrace. Unintentional weight loss can evoke significant health repercussions, including loss of muscle mass, decreased energy levels, and nutritional deficiencies, among other issues. To those with chronic illness, unintentional weight loss can be detrimental to their health.

As such, medical professionals recommend that adults keep track of their weight. It's important to monitor it regularly and employ necessary measures to prevent any deviation from normal. In this article, we'll share how to avoid unintentional weight loss and live a healthy lifestyle:

Calcium and Aging: How to Ensure You Are Getting Enough

Calcium and Aging: How to Ensure You Are Getting Enough

One symptom of aging is a gradual and inevitable loss of calcium in your bones. The older you get, the more likely you are to suffer from weak muscles, stiff joints, and even osteoporosis. But what role does calcium play in healthy aging? Why does it happen? This post addresses these concerns so you can be sure to get enough calcium as you age!

8 Hiking Safety Tips for Older Adults

8 Hiking Safety Tips for Older Adults

Hiking is one of the best exercises that offers you fresh air, cardio, and more. There are trails everywhere, and if the weather calls for it, you can experience incredible views and health benefits. However, it is crucial to follow hiking safety tips in order to make the most of your experience. The following tips will help to ensure you are prepared for your next excursion!

7 Daily Habits That Are Hurting Your Joint Health

7 Daily Habits That Are Hurting Your Joint Health

Many of us tend to overlook the importance of our joints in daily life. However, healthy joints allow our bodies to function properly and move without pain. On the other hand, poor joint health can wreak havoc on the body and make even small tasks feel burdensome. Everyone is guilty of habits that contribute to poor joint health. Fortunately, there are some easy strategies you can incorporate into your daily routine to reverse the effects of these habits.

How to Reduce Salt in Your Diet, at Home or Dining Out

How to Reduce Salt in Your Diet, at Home or Dining Out

If you like to liberally sprinkle salt on your food, you should be careful. Consuming too much salt can shorten your life by several years. According to the FDA, "The recommended limit for sodium is 2,300 milligrams (mg) per day for people 14 years and older. But people in the U.S. consume 3,400 mg per day on average!"

It's surprising how rapidly our daily salt intake can add up, especially when you realize most of the salt consumed isn't from sprinkling it on top of a meal.

7 Ways to Avoid Sitting Too Long

7 Ways to Avoid Sitting Too Long

There are devastating health implications from sitting too much in a day. For instance, sitting leads to reduced metabolism, weight gain, type-2 diabetes, and obesity, among other issues. Fortunately, it only takes a few minor habit changes to get yourself on the right track! The following are several easy ideas you can implement to prevent yourself from experiencing the effects of oversitting!

Make Sure You’re Getting These Vitamins This Winter

Make Sure You’re Getting These Vitamins This Winter

With the sun hiding and the temperature dropping, there is no denying the fact that winter has arrived. During this season of the year, your immune system is under a lot of stress and strain.

Nutritious food acts to protect your body from colds and diseases in the winter. To prepare your body for harsh weather, you should include essential vitamins and nutrients in your diet. Increase your consumption of healthy foods such as dry fruits, nuts, root vegetables, and oilseeds, which will keep you warm in the cold.