Healthy Living in Middle Age Really Pays Off in Senior Years | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay)

WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Live well, live longer.

New research offers more evidence that the mantra rings true: People who got regular exercise and ate a healthy diet in middle age had a reduced risk of serious health problems as seniors.

“Health care professionals could use these findings to further promote and emphasize to their patients the benefits of a healthy diet and a regular exercise schedule to avoid the development of numerous chronic health conditions in the present and in later life,” said study author Vanessa Xanthakis, an assistant professor of medicine and biostatistics in the Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University School of Medicine.

Her team analyzed long-term data from nearly 2,400 Americans in a large ongoing U.S. health study to determine how closely they followed U.S. government dietary guidelines and physical activity guidelines. Physical activity

Read More

This Start-Up Is Looking at the Future of Senior Living, Aging in Place

The most common options for single, healthy seniors are to either live alone, move into an institutional senior living facility, or move in with family.

Each option can present issues. Living alone can lead to loneliness-related health issues; institutional living is too expensive for most families; and moving in with family can put an additional burden on children now raising their own families.

UpsideHoM is building a new model to tackle some of these issues, and they’re calling it a “deconstructed” senior living facility.

Baby boomers and senior living

Driven largely by the coronavirus pandemic, senior living occupancy rates are shrinking, while inventory growth has also slowed. Less people are living in senior housing, and the capacity of senior living is topping out — all while boomers continue to age.

According to a report from the University of Chicago, by 2029 less than half of middle-income seniors in

Read More

Notah Begay III Foundation Continues to Spread Smiles and Healthy Living During Most Difficult Year

Meaningful change often takes place slowly. But if done correctly the evolution of progress becomes infectious, arming younger generations with healthy eating and the confidence to continue the mission for years to come.

When famed golfer Notah Begay III started his foundation in 2005, he wanted to address the alarming rates of diabetes in Native American communities.

The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation began with soccer activities and the inclusion of a junior golfer program. All of that has evolved into a meticulously run foundation that gets the youth active, motivated and educated.

“Our vision is that all children have the opportunity to live healthy, happy and fulfilled lives,” Cyanne Lujan, director of advancement for the NB3 Foundation, tells En Fuego.

Work that remains encompassing and immersive for the younger generation concentrates on four tenets: Physical activity, healthy nutrition, youth development, and cultural connections.

Healthy and Active Living

Lujan explains

Read More

How ‘Food Heaven’ Founders Wendy Lopez, Jessica Jones Look at Healthy Living Through an ‘Inclusive Lens’

Meet registered dietitians Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones, co-founders of the multimedia platform Food Heaven, a one-stop-shop for inclusive and accessible wellness.

“We didn’t see ourselves represented in nutrition and wellness and wanted to create an inclusive community that celebrated all people,” Lopez and Jones told WrapWomen.

What started out as a YouTube channel with just a couple of viewers (specifically Lopez and Jones’ parents) has morphed into an amazing YouTube community with a following of over 40,000 subscribers. They also offer unique recipes and friendly blog articles on their website. Throughout the years, Lopez and Jones’ platform – and hairstyles – have evolved, but their basic philosophy has remained the same: healthy eating should be delicious, cost-effective, and (most importantly) easy.

Most recently, the BFFs launched the “Food Heaven” podcast, which is perfect for the healthy gal on the go! Produced by Dear Media, the series dives

Read More