Food & Fitness After 50: The Power of Having a Plan A and Plan B for a Healthy Life

As a 10-year-old, Samantha loved animals. She had 5 cats and her favorite Walt Disney movies were the ones featuring animals, not princesses. And, she faithfully watched the television show, Wild Kingdom. Her love of animals made her question what she was eating, and she told her mother she was going to be a vegetarian.Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: The Power of Having a Plan A and Plan B for a Healthy Life”

Food & Fitness After 50: Does your food support your fitness?

This post is a summary of a nutrition session I conducted for the Bell Family YMCA in Hartwell, GA on November 14 & 28, 2017. Are you doing all you can to achieve your fitness goals with the foods you choose? Before you can answer that question, it is important to step back and askContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Does your food support your fitness?”

Food & Fitness After 50: Be Well by Being Humble and Kind

Perhaps you’ve heard the Tim McGraw hit, “Be Humble and Kind,” and while many of us strive to be both, we often fall short. I know one person who is always humble and kind, and she is so humble, that she will not agree with my assessment, although she is too kind to tell meContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Be Well by Being Humble and Kind”

Food & Fitness After 50: Top 5 Exercise Tips

This guest blog post was written by Dr. Bob Murray In Food & Fitness After 50, we describe the importance of regular exercise for health and longevity.  We know that for many people, words such as “exercise”, “training”, and “workouts” are turn-offs, terms they can’t relate to and don’t want to consider as part ofContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Top 5 Exercise Tips”

Food & Fitness After 50: The Power of Prevention

I was first introduced to Connie when I heard her sing the national anthem in front of 10,000 dietitians at the opening session of the annual convention of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her powerful voice and engaging on-stage presence made me want to get know my fellow dietitian. Fast forward many years later,Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: The Power of Prevention”

Food & Fitness After 50: Nurturing Others…and, Yourself

Do you have a special friend who is a nurturer and a positive presence in your life? If not, I hope you find someone like my friend, Lisa, who elevates people by her outlook on life and being a champion and cheerleader for her friends and family. In her early 60s, Lisa spent over 20Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Nurturing Others…and, Yourself”

Food and Fitness After 50: Family Meals Month

The Food Marketing Institute Foundation has established September as Family Meals Month. While the campaign is focused on getting families to eat at least one additional meal together each week, let’s look at what a “family” means to adults over 50. For many of you, your household may be shrinking for many reasons. Maybe your kidsContinue reading “Food and Fitness After 50: Family Meals Month”

Why this dietitian encourages you to eat well, move well, and be well

In a yoga class (or, as instructor Tina Howard calls it, “YoFlex”), we were in a stretching pose on our backs, legs reaching up to the ceiling, and flexing our feet, when we were told to write our favorite age in the air with our outstretched foot. I thought for a brief second before writingContinue reading “Why this dietitian encourages you to eat well, move well, and be well”

Why this dietitian promotes healthful eating and exercise for those over 50

When talking about food and fitness for those over 50, it is the best of times, and sometimes the worst of times. Everyone want to know the ”best” exercise or food to eat to prevent aging. A quick Google search will provide you with many answers, unfortunately most of them are less than science-based andContinue reading “Why this dietitian promotes healthful eating and exercise for those over 50”

Calcium and Vitamin D are still important!

The Institute of Medicine Report was published yesterday and I watched the national news outlets do the report a disservice–those darn sound bites just can’t capture the complexity of the report. (The complete report can be found on the IOM website http://www.iom.edu/). The report concluded that there is not enough evidence to increase the recommendedContinue reading “Calcium and Vitamin D are still important!”