Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Older Americans Month
May 26th: National Senior Health and Fitness Day

2010 Theme: "Get Going...Get Fit...Start Today!"

As we age there are a number of factors effecting our nutritional status.
Social Isolation
Anorexia or Loss of Appetite
Chewing and Swallowing Problems
Acute or Chronic Medical Conditions
Poor Food Selection
Inability to Food Shop or Cook

Resources and References to Help Eating Well as We Age.
Eating Well as We Age (pdf)
Resources for Seniors from
Older Americans Need To Make Every Calorie Count (pdf)

Celebrate the 17th annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day.100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. The goal is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. National Senior Health and Fitness Day is the nation's largest annual health promotion event for older adults.

The Mature Fitness Awards are designed to encourage and recognize regular physical activity among adults age 50, 60, 70, and over. The program offers 25 activities with something for everyone, from beginning exercisers to long-time fitness enthusiasts. Many activities are appropriate (or can be adapted) for disabled participants. When selecting an activity, find one that you enjoy and that fits into your daily or weekly routine so you will be likely to stick with it.

Shopping and nutrition tips for senior citizens,
from Elisa Zeid, MS, RD

Never too old to learn
Senior Health and Fitness Day - a day to highlight the importance of
keeping the mind sharp and the body in shape, as you age.
Studies have shown to live better and longer you've got to keep living.

Gotta Dance The Movie captures the adventures of the first-ever senior citizen
hip hop dance team for the New Jersey Nets Basketball Team,
from auditions through to center court stardom.
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