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The Importance of Nutrition + Exercise as we Age

A healthy balanced diet is essential as we age.

There are a few basic guidelines to follow for adults 50+ that can significantly impact your health and wellbeing as you age.

– Make sure that ½ of your plate includes fruits and vegetables

– Make ½ of your grain’s whole grains

– Choose low-fat or fat-free milk or yogurt

– Vary your protein routine and consume more fish and chicken over red meat

– Reduce sodium intake, saturated fats, and high sugar foods

– Stay away from fast food

Nutrition has a significant impact on aging and feeling good.

There are so many benefits to eating a more healthy and balanced diet. As we age, our movement tends to decrease, and we need to compensate by eating healthier. We will all feel better as we eat a more healthy, balanced diet.

– Increased energy levels

– Improved sleep

– Improved cognitive function

– Improved muscle mass and bone density

– The lowered risk of disease and illness

– Overall increased quality of life and happiness

Understanding the relationship between nutrition, exercise, and stress

Group exercise with friends is a fun way to stay in shape.

As we age, our bodies and health change. We can improve our quality of life through lifestyle changes. As we age, we change behaviorally, cognitively, physically, and orthopedically and our digestive track changes.

Exercise and body movement is essential to living longer and feeling better. A great way to get started is to work with a personal fitness trainer. A top fitness trainer, whether an in-home personal trainer or a virtual fitness instructor can create a special exercise program just for you.

There are many male and female fitness trainers who specialize in working with people aged 50+ on fitness. It’s easy to find a certified personal trainer. Just go to and search for a fitness instructor near me or a female personal trainer near me.

Nutrition and exercise can significantly have a positive impact on the aging process. As we age, the essential nutrients we need are Potassium, Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, and dietary fiber.

The saying, “You are what you eat,” is true. We can significantly reduce the risk of disease and illness by being aware of what we put into our bodies and taking better care of ourselves.

The significant factors that impact our health are nutrition, genetics, physical activity, tobacco, alcohol, and substance abuse.

How do you make the best decisions about health and nutrition as we age?

Lots of colors are good in our foods. The more fruits and vegetables the better.

Nutrition, physical activity, and reduced stress equal improved health and longevity.

Physical activity like walking, hiking, yoga, palates, and weightlifting will keep you feeling younger and healthier.

It is recommended that older adults get at a minimum of 150 minutes a week of movement or some exercise. That equals 21 minutes a day of taking a walk, going to the gym, walk the mall with a friend.

Think about it. Just adding a minimum of 21 minutes of movement a day can help your aging process.

Managing stress can help you live a longer, healthier life. Try to be more mindful, meditate, and do more social activities. These will all help reduce stress in your life and help to manage your anxiety a little better.

How do you start living a healthier lifestyle over the age of 50?

Take a walk with your girls instead of lunch.

You can start by making a list. List the goals you would like to achieve towards living a healthier, more active life.

The first step is to know what you’re putting in your body, then assess and make changes. Start with a food diary. Start to track the foods that you eat. There are many apps available that show you calories, fat content, sugared content, etc.

Create a weekly movement schedule and try to stick to it. Try to take an extra walk, go to the mall, get outside for some fresh air, or hire a fitness trainer. Lay on your floor at home and do sit-ups, wall push-ups, or leg lifts. Just move your body more and more.

Reach out to friends and instead of making a lunch date, make a date to walk for an hour. You will be surprised how great you feel afterward and how much more quality time you spend with your friend.

Focus on habits more than the result. Work towards creating better lifestyle habits.

Ellen Bari Fitness focuses on helping women 50+ age more healthy through exercise and nutrition

At Ellen Bari Fitness, our main goal is to help you live a more balanced healthier life. If you want to make some positive changes, Ellen Bari can customize an exercise program just for you. Ellen can help you with weight loss, toning and firming, building muscle, and feeling stronger.

As a certified master trainer in Blue Bell PA, Ellen Bari understands all levels of fitness and training. She is also a corrective exercise specialist who knows how to train people with prior injuries and medical conditions.

If you are looking for a female personal trainer near you, that focuses on low-impact fitness training call for a 15 minutes free consult at 215-499-0040.

Ellen Bari Fitness offers in-person home fitness training as well as virtual online fitness training. Whatever your personal goals and needs may be, Ellen Bari will customize a weekly exercise program just for you.

Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to build strength and endurance? Do you want to feel better and eat better? Do you want to improve your overall health and wellness?

Go online to to learn more. Now get off your bum and go for a walk.