Try new things and get ac­tive

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Nu­tri­tion­ist Nicky McCarthy says it’s very im­por­tant for the age­ing pop­u­la­tion to opt for a lifestyle that in­cor­po­rates plenty of ex­er­cise and nu­tri­tious food.

When it comes to di­etary re­quire­ments, Nicky says it’s vi­tal for older peo­ple to eat right and main­tain a good, healthy weight. Although some peo­ple find they don’t have as much of an ap­petite as they used to, it’s very im­por­tant to choose foods that are packed full of nutri­tion.

This means in­clud­ing fruit or veg­eta­bles and foods high in pro­tein such as meat, eggs, dairy prod­ucts and whole­grains. If you are los­ing too much weight, you should also con­sider in­cor­po­rat­ing more plant fats into your diet.

Ex­er­cise is also rec­om­mended, even for those who do not have full mo­bil­ity.

Nicky says any­thing that chal­lenges the mus­cles gen­tly is ben­e­fi­cial, such as tai chi.

Those who have used the ser­vices of Nutri­tionWorks have been pos­i­tively im­pacted by changes in their well­be­ing.

‘‘Peo­ple have told me that the Peo­ple have told me that the ad­vice has changed their life - with im­proved energy lev­els and a much bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of how food af­fects their health.’’ - Nu­tri­tion­ist Nicky McCarthy ad­vice has changed their life - with im­proved energy lev­els and a much bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of how food af­fects their health. This is es­pe­cially true for peo­ple who have been trou­bled by gas­troin­testi­nal prob­lems such as Ir­ri­ta­ble Bowel Syn­drome or Di­a­betes.’’

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