Try new things and get active
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.’’