Eating healthy and exercising are two of the best things you can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eating from the four basic food groups plus getting plenty of fiber should be cornerstones in your diet. Drinking adequate amounts of water should also be included in your nutrition plan. Avoiding excess fats, sugars and sodium is a good way to maintain good nutrition.
Good nutrition combined with exercise is the key to promoting good health. Proper exercise and nutrition can help control and even reduce added weight. This reduction in weight can help you breathe easier, take stress and strain off of your cardiovascular system and reduce stress on your joints.
The ability to build muscle mass decreases as you age. However, nutrition and exercise can help maintain muscle function and prevent injury. As always, before you start an exercise program, consult your healthcare provider who can help you determine your level of fitness and any medical risk factors that may influence the intensity and frequency of your exercise program.
I’m Steve Taylor, Physical Therapist of Southern Physical and Occupational Therapy Services
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