Food and Fitness After 50 gives readers simple and straightforward tools to eat well, move well and be well after 50.
The new title from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics counters ever-changing nutrition and fitness advice by untangling myths, answering vexing questions and simplifying science and research so readers can chart a clear, personalized pathway to enhanced health.
"Many people fall into habits that seem hard to change, but with a bit of planning and the realization that health matters, anyone can make meaningful changes to eat well, move well and be well at any age," according to Food & Fitness After 50 co-authors Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, FAND, and Bob Murray, PhD, FACSM.
Divided into three sections that focus on diet, exercise and overall wellness, Food & Fitness After 50 translates scientific research into simple, actionable steps to control food choices and fitness strategies for adults in their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.
The authors explore healthy dietary patterns and the food choices necessary for adults over 50 to find the right balance of nutrients; address the exercise needed to preserve strength, build muscle, enhance endurance and maintain balance; and offer tips for maintaining a healthy body weight and achieving fitness goals.
Each chapter includes a summary of key messages; stories and case studies of people who want to achieve healthy goals; self-assessments to help readers make better food and fitness decisions; commonly asked questions about health and nutrition topics for older adults; advice from food and nutrition experts; and tips from the authors on how to eat healthfully and stay physically active.
"It's never too late to eat right and exercise the smart way," the authors write. "You can be healthier and more fit in your 60s than you were in your 40s."
Food and Fitness After 50 is available for $17.99 from the Academy's website at www.eatrightstore.org