Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
Nutrition as We Age, Part 3 - Nutrition, Physical Activity and Stress - our topic for today. Hello everyone - Happy March! *
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
Today we're going to build on our nutrition as we age series. This is an equation that's helpful to remember: Nutrition+Physical Activity+Reduced Stress=Improved Overall Health and Longevity
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
We'll discuss some more specific components, feel free to chime in whenever you have a comment or question
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
Keep in mind these are goals to strive for. They are not meant to make you more stressed, instead making a little alterations in your current lifestyle on a daily basis will help you in your journey.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
Recommended amount of physical activity - 150 minutes per week. So that's just slightly over 20 minutes a day.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
This includes taking the dog for a walk, household chores, running errands (if it involves walking so park your car as far away from your destination as possible, keep in mind how many packages you have to carry)
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
There are many options for physical activity in addition to walking, including but not limited to yoga, Tai chi, and lifting weights
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
Outdoor exercise is very beneficial as it allows us to get plenty of vitamin D exposure, and it has powerful mental and emotional benefits
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
Among other things outdoor activity is an excellent way to manage stress.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
Other stress management techniques include mindfulness, meditation, and staying connected with others
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
Achieving and maintaining healthy habits can be challenging so let's talk about the barriers
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
First we need to identify the barriers
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
Next, we need to outline steps to overcome them
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
Small and attainable actions lead to gradual long term change
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
Rely on social support
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
Focus on habits versus results.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
1 Mar
Hope this information was helpful have a great week, stay safe and healthy!
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