As We Age - As We Age. The Later Years The Later Years How...

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As We Age… The Later Years
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The Later Years How you live and think in your 20s will affect the quality of life at age 60 or 80 years
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The Later Years Before adopting nutrition behaviors to enhance your health in old age, you must first accept the fact that you are aging Learn what negative and positive views you have about aging What are your expectations for your aging self?
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The Later Years Nutrient needs become more individual with age Depending on genetics and medical history
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Physical Changes Mouth: decrease in saliva, tooth loss, gum disease, decrease in taste buds, reduction in smell, fear of choking GI tract: reduction in stomach acid, stomach inflammation Physical: decreased motility, decreased muscle strength, Hormones: reduction in insulin secretion Body composition: reduction in lean muscle mass
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Energy and Activity Energy needs decrease with advancing age The number of active cells in each organ decrease reducing the body’s overall metabolic rate Much of this loss might not be inevitable Older people often reduce their physical activity - Lean tissue diminishes
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Energy and Activity After about age 50, the intake recommendation for energy assumes a 5% reduction in energy output per decade Leaves little leeway in the diet for foods of low nutrient density such as Sugars Fats Alcohol
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As We Age - As We Age. The Later Years The Later Years How...

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