The Top 10 Questions About Food and Fitness After 50

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Abstract

Life expectancy for those in the United States who reach 65 years old is an additional 20 years. Healthy food choices, dietary patterns, and physical activity that promotes functional fitness can help make older adults more independent and improve quality of life in their later years. This article answers the top questions about food and fitness after 50 years old that are posed by older adults with answers to help health professionals encourage their patients, clients, friends, and family eat well, move well, and be well. Questions range from “best” foods, diets, and exercise to maintain fitness, as well as questions on hydration, calcium intake, and dietary supplements.

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