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Elderly Care: The Importance of Eating Healthy as You Age November 4, 2016

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Elderly Care: The Importance of Eating Healthy as You Age, Manhattan, New York

While healthy eating is important at every stage of life, it’s a vital part of any elderly care regimen. Since food choices have a direct effect on your physical and mental health, consuming the correct daily servings of fruits and vegetables will help you age better. 

For over 30 years, ACCESS Nursing Services has provided exceptional at-home care to seniors across the country. With a qualified caregiver placed within your loved one’s home, you can rest assured all their elderly care needs will be handled both knowledgeably and compassionately. 

Here, are the benefits of eating healthy as you age:

  • Keep Your Body Going Strong: Eating fruits and vegetables supplies your body with the nutrients it needs to keep your muscles and vital organs going. And since your bones naturally weaken as you age, a proper diet also reduces your risks of bone loss and osteoporosis.
  • Manage Current Conditions: Eating the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of many common conditions among seniors, including diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. If you already have one of these health issues, improving your diet could lead to better management of your condition. Your caregiver will help you coordinate a meal plan that meets your individualized health needs. 
  • elderly careRegain Energy: If you’re longing for youthful energy, start consuming more fruits and vegetables. Eating enough healthy calories fuels your body, making daily activities less tiresome and gives you the energy you need to engage in exercise. 

By eating a balanced diet and getting enough exercise, you’ll age in the healthiest way. And if you need a little extra help, turn to ACCESS Nursing Services and their superior-quality elderly care programs. Visit their website and Facebook pages for more information about their services, or call (914) 752-2090 to speak with a dedicated staff member today.

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