Oct 16, 2019
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Physical Activity for Older Adults

Dietitians understand the importance of choosing a healthy lifestyle. This not only includes proper food choices but also includes physical activity/exercise along with good eating habits. Physical activity can have a positive effect on disease prevention and/or management. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), insufficient physical activity is one of the leading risk factors … [ Read More ]

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The Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease on Nutritional Status

According to the Alzheimer’s Association facts and figures, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.  By the year 2050, this number is projected to increase to nearly 14 million individuals.  Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia in older adults.  Proper nutrition is important to help keep the body strong and healthy.  In … [ Read More ]

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The Importance of Protein for Older Adults

Protein is a macronutrient that is essential for older adults to build and maintain muscle mass.  Skin, bones, and organ are largely made up of protein.  The functions of protein include repair and maintenance of cells, making hormones and enzymes, transporting and storing small molecules within cells throughout the body, helping in healing wounds, and … [ Read More ]

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Controlling Blood Pressure

Keeping blood pressure controlled and maintained within a healthy range reduces the strain on your heart, arteries and kidneys and keeps you healthier longer.  There are several key factors which play important roles in controlling blood pressure and they include: maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress, exercising regularly, avoiding tobacco, limiting alcohol, complying with medication … [ Read More ]

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Food Labels

  The food label is a graphic that tells you the nutritional value of the food you are eating. It can be found on packaged foods in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for mandating the food label and it’s claims. Food labels can be useful for all consumers. However, individuals … [ Read More ]

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Fiber and its importance in a healthy diet

Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. Whole grains or foods made from them contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed. If the grain has been processed (e.g., cracked, crushed, rolled, extruded, and/or cooked), the food product should deliver approximately the same rich balance of nutrients that … [ Read More ]

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National Skilled Care Nursing Week 2019

The theme for this year’s National Skilled Care Nursing Week (NSCNW) is, “Live Soulfully” and it is from May 12-18, 2019. What are you doing for yourself and others every day? What makes you happy? How are you contributing to your happiness and the happiness of others?  Every day, skilled nursing centers assist our seniors … [ Read More ]

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Treating obesity in the older adult: Identify, Listen, and Ask

Obesity is a growing issue across all ages. Health professionals are making huge strides in understanding how to work with obese children considering their vulnerabilities, but often, we’re underestimating the vulnerabilities of our elderly population when it comes to treating obesity. In many skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and long-term care facilities, dietitians are still regularly using … [ Read More ]

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Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins are essential elements for normal human development.  Vitamins are found only in plants and animals and are organic substances which generate hundreds of chemical reactions throughout the body.  These include converting sugars and fats into energy and synthesizing proteins to create basic components of various cellular structures.  Vitamins can also help in healing wounds … [ Read More ]

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Nutrition and Heart Health

The heart is an incredible muscle that works to pump blood throughout the body. Unfortunately, many individuals struggle with not-so-healthy hearts. 1 out of 4 American deaths can be attributed to heart disease and 1 in every 3 American adults suffer from hypertension. High risk factors for heart disease include increased LDL cholesterol, decreased HDL … [ Read More ]

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