After 60 one of the most important contributors to our overall health is our diet. We are literally what we eat and the foods and combinations we can select are totally in our control.
Eat simple – Making simple food selection is especially true for women over 60 who have good and hygienic nutritional needs. We need to ensure that we nourish our aging bones, keep our hearts healthy and watch our blood pressure and weight.
Live healthily – Healthy living starts of course with the right attitude and so a healthy, alert brain needs to be nourished as well. Included to that the basic principles of sourcing local and eating fresh, smart and economically, and we will create strong bodies and minds that will allow us to be able to do all the things we have waited all our lives to do.
Keep a check on your calories – There are a right number of calories for you to eat each day. For example, a 60-year-old sedentary woman should aim for 1,600 calories a day while a 60-year-old, sedentary man should aim for 2,000 calories a day. Eat more small meals and snacks, and don’t go much longer than 3 hours without eating
Current research for adults of any age recommends 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. Or use an online protein calculator. A 160-pound person would need 160 x 0.36 = 58 grams of protein a day
Nutrition And Fitness Tips For Women After 60.
- Burn more calories than you eat or drink.
- Eat more veggies, fruits, whole grains, fish, beans, and low-fat or fat-free dairy; and keep meat and poultry lean.
- Limit empty calories, like sugars and foods with little or no nutritional value.
- Avoid fad diets because the results don’t last.