In November we held our Active Aging workshop at our South Miami studio alongside a panel of experts.
We wanted to help over 60s be fearless about getting older by giving them the knowledge they need to succeed with an active lifestyle.
We care about our community and many don’t realize how a few simple changes can transform their formative years so they can stay active and healthy for much longer! Knowledge is power and we covered a variety of different topics that all contribute to better all-round health and wellness as we age. Including:
Joined by nutritionist and dietitian, Carla RD, CDE, we not only discussed the importance of nutrition as we age but the types of food that are most beneficial when we get to 60 and beyond.
Small diet changes can make a huge difference to our wellbeing, and can even have an impact on preventing injury during a fall. Carla also shared her tips and tricks for portion sizes as well as some easy...
1. Having a negative or defeatist attitude.
2. Going on a diet that has an eating pattern that you cannot adhere to for the rest of your life.
3. Believing that you can eat cabbage soup—or any other low-calorie, but monotonous food—every day for the rest of your life.
4. Obsessing over counting calories.
5. Weighing-in too frequently.
6. Not drinking enough liquid.
7. Drinking sugar-laden drinks.
8. Eating more white bread and pasta than protein, lean meats, fruits, and vegetables.
9. Consuming processed foods more often than fresh foods.
10. Overcooking vegetables so that they are not appetizing.
11. Not having a plan.
12. Blaming others for your shortcomings.
13. Judging quickly.
14. Not knowing the nutritional content (healthy vs not so healthy) of what you eat.
15. Finishing every last bite of a meal after you already are full.
16. Going back for seconds at meals.
17. Eating at all-you-can-eat buffets and consuming large amounts “to get your money’s...