A recent study conducted by the University of Maryland shows that a person’s primary source of energy has a profound impact on risk of death. The study followed more than twenty five hundred seniors between the ages of 70-79 and grouped them into six different categories according to their primary sources of calories.
Based the advice that your health care provider has been doling out for years, it should probably come as no surprise that seniors who fell into the “healthy foods” category had the lowest risk of death. A diet containing lean proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy fats seems to be the wisest choice for those that want to maintain a healthy weight and have a better quality of life.
Few adults realize just how easy the transition into a healthier diet and a healthier lifestyle can be. Consult your health care provider for some simple tips and tricks that will get you on the path to a healthier diet.
Your health care provider may also be able to make suggestions for starting a safe, age appropriate exercise program as well. Incorporating healthy foods and getting at least thirty minutes of moderate activity per day during the week can have a profound effect on how you look and feel and can also work to minimize your risk of serious health conditions.