• Fact #1: As a natural part of getting older, seniors have higher rates of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and high cholesterol than younger people.
  • Fact #2: Fact #1 diseases can easily be controlled by eating right and keeping physically active.
  • Fact #3: The majority of seniors are carrying too much weight and are often considered obese.
  • Fact #4: The good news is that you are never too old to lose some weight. Even losing just 5 pounds can greatly benefit your health.
  • Fact #5: It is true that most seniors are not very active physically.
  • Fact #6: Those seniors that get just 1 hour of physical activity each day have better heart health and they usually control their weight much better.
  • Fact #6: Seniors eat way too much salt.
  • Fact #7: Cutting down on salt will greatly lower your chance of having high blood pressure.
  • Fact #8: Calcium, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C. To take a page from Jeopardy, ‘What important nutrients are seriously lacking in the diets of seniors?”
  • Fact #9: Getting the right nutrients in your diet will help prevent anemia, depression and loss of memory. Also, your body will heal better when the body is properly nourished.
  • Fact #10: Back to Jeopardy. Vegetables, fruit, grains, milk and milk products. “What foods are insufficient in the diets of seniors?”

If you think you or your loved ones need help in this area, cont your health insurer to arrange an appointment with a Registered Dietician. It could save your life.

Attention!

Starting mid-August, you will likely begin to receive notices regarding changes in your Medicare coverage.
Please, do not wait until October 15th when Open Enrollment begins. Reach out as soon as you're able and have all your Medicare and AEP questions answered!