Could Your Eating Habits Use a Boost? | Qualicare

Could Your Eating Habits Use a Boost? | Qualicare

Healthy eating is essential for people of all ages. But eating a healthy and balanced diet presents different challenges as we get older.

In recognition of National Nutrition Month, our in-home care professionals at Qualicare want to give you some tips on how you can eat better for a longer, healthier and happier life!

Eating Right for Life

When it comes to eating right for your life, there are certain factors that need to be considered.

You need to make sure you are filling your plate with a full range of nutrients. Aim to eat the rainbow—otherwise known as filling your plate with foods of a variety of colors. That will help ensure you’re getting plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Supplement those fruits and veggies with whole grains and lean protein sources, like chicken and fish. Fish have the added bonus of also containing omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation in the body and help prevent conditions such as dementia, arthritis and heart disease.

You also want to limit your consumption of certain types of foods, including those with added sugars, excess sodium and saturated fats.

If fruits and vegetables are not your favorite cup of tea, experiment and try as many as you can—preparing them in a variety of different ways to tantalize your taste buds. They’re packed with essential nutrients, so it’s worth experimenting until you find some you like best!

Don’t Forget to Exercise

While healthy eating is an important component to a healthy life, you also want to make sure that you are exercising most days of the week, too!

Aim to get in at least 30 minutes of movement on most days of the week, choosing activities that get your heart rate up, strengthen your muscles and improve your balance.

Are you worried your loved one isn’t getting the proper nutrition he or she needs while at home? Contact our in-home care providers at Qualicare to learn how we can help!

  • Spending the Most Wonderful Time of Year With Your Loved One | Qualicare

    While this time of year can be wonderful, it isn't always. Sometimes it's filled with sad memories or regrets, making it difficult to navigate. That can be especially true in older adults, who are often dealing with the losses of loved ones and feelings of loneliness or even depression. That's why ...
  • Lift Your Loved One's Spirits This Holiday! | Qualicare

    Sadness, loneliness and depression are a sad reality for many older adults. As we age, we lose loved ones and leave behind parts of life we truly enjoyed. That makes things more difficult. The holiday season can make those feelings even more pronounced. That's why our team at Qualicare want to give ...
  • Take Better Care of Yourself in 2019 | Qualicare

    Were you guilty of putting yourself on the back burner in 2018? We have all been there, especially when we’re focused on taking care of others, both personally and professionally. But you can’t give your best to others if you aren’t at your best in the first place! That’s why our team at Qualicare ...