Food & Fitness After 50: Can we Sustain Cooking at Home after the Pandemic?

They say that with age comes wisdom. It seems that wisdom extends to the eating habits of those of us over 50. Ninety-five percent of adults over the age of 50 agree that fruits and vegetables have many health benefits and 89% say they enjoy eating them. Older adults are also more likely to recognizeContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Can we Sustain Cooking at Home after the Pandemic?”

Food & Fitness After 50: Fitness Tips for Getting and Staying Active

In Food & Fitness After 50 co-author and exercise physiologist, Dr. Bob Murray, likes to make the distinction between physical activity and exercise.  He defines the terms this way, “physical activity is body movements that require increased energy expenditure. Exercise is body movements that require increased energy expenditure and are planned, structured, and repeated with theContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Fitness Tips for Getting and Staying Active”

Food & Fitness After 50: Beware of Online Advice to Take Vitamin D or Zinc to Prevent COVID-19

Dietary supplements can help fill nutrient gaps or be used to treat deficiencies but lately I’ve seen lots of headlines implying supplements of vitamin D and zinc can make you immune to COVID-19. In a word? NO. To top it off, many well-meaning people are touting these nutrients on their social media feeds with messagesContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Beware of Online Advice to Take Vitamin D or Zinc to Prevent COVID-19”

Food & Fitness After 50: Learning New Baking Skills

During my teenage years I loved to bake. I made cake doughnuts (chocolate-frosted were my sibling’s favorite), pies, cakes, and cookies. I rarely bake today, much to my husband’s dismay. One thing I never baked was bread, except for low-protein bread for my dad to help manage his kidney disease. So, during this pandemic whenContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Learning New Baking Skills”

Food & Fitness After 50: What Does Disruption in the Food Supply Chain Mean for You?

Most of us have changed our grocery shopping and eating habits while stay-at-home orders have taken effect. We’re not eating out as often and cooking at home is taking hold. Even as states reopen for business, we will feel the lasting effects of COVID-19 on our shopping and eating habits. But we all need toContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: What Does Disruption in the Food Supply Chain Mean for You?”

Food & Fitness After 50: Life is a Balancing Act

Food & Fitness After 50: Life is a Balancing Act I completed this interview with Becky Dorner before COVID-19 changed our lives. Her work in long-term care is well known in the nutrition community and she has developed a web page with free information on what we need to know about food safety and the virus.Continue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Life is a Balancing Act”

Food & Fitness After 50: Has COVID-19 Changed Your Shopping and Cooking Habits?

As we continue to stay close to home and practice social distancing, is COVID-19 having an impact on how we shop and cook? How has it affected you? A new survey from the International Food Information Council, asked about food purchasing, eating behaviors, and perception of food safety in this unique time. For the entireContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Has COVID-19 Changed Your Shopping and Cooking Habits?”

Food & Fitness After 50: Tai Chi for Your Knees

Last year I interviewed Chris Cinnamon, owner and head instructor of Chicago Tai Chi™ and an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified exercise physiologist about the benefits of Tai Chi for older adults.  In the post, Chris answered your questions about Tai Chi for overall health, and we explored his path from Navy flyerContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Tai Chi for Your Knees”

Food & Fitness After 50: It’s a Good Time to Pass Along Kitchen Tips and Family Recipes

Keeping our social distance, my neighbor, Amy and I were talking (well, sort of shouting) across our yards and she said she had an idea for this blog. After listening to her ideas, I am posting a Q&A to share her great suggestions for passing along her favorite kitchen hacks and family recipes to theContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: It’s a Good Time to Pass Along Kitchen Tips and Family Recipes”

Food & Fitness After 50: Eating Well in the Time of Coronavirus

Coronavirus is everywhere…on the news, in our social media feeds, on our minds, and, most worrying in the air! Good nutrition and feeding your family is never old news but now might be a good time to plan to: clean out your pantry, freezer, and fridge to use up those hidden gems or toss thoseContinue reading “Food & Fitness After 50: Eating Well in the Time of Coronavirus”