SHERIDAN — Advancing age can involve increased health problems. Excess weight has been proven to be a major cause of chronic diseases. Weight loss to an ideal weight can add years to your life.
Being careful with your diet has been proven to significantly slow down these effects, according to Georgia Boley, registered dietitian. Boley ensures that the planned meals at the Senior Center fall within nutritional guidelines.
Boley recently offered an educational table at the Senior Center to share information on what Boley titled “Healthy Eating in Your Golden Years.”
One new finding Boley shared is that your waist measurement should be half of your height in inches.
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, healthy eating involves meals with less calories and more nutrition.
Tips for a healthier diet: Avoid high fructose corn syrup. Cut down on your sugar intake. Don’t skip meals. Drink more water. Eat smaller, colorful meals that are carefully thought out.
Boley says that it is not expected that you would do all of these things at once, but adopt them one step at a time.
By Jessie Hetzler
Sheridan Senior Center