Balanced nutrition and regular physical activity are important for good health at any age.
Healthy and active aging is closely linked to a lifestyle that includes regular physical activity paired with wise food choices. The right intake of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fibres and protein are essential for normal body functions, from maintaining muscle to promoting healthy digestion. To have a balanced diet:
- Choose a variety of nutritious foods
- Avoid empty calories from foods such as chips, cookies, soda, and alcohol, which are rich in calories but low on nutrients
- Pick foods that are low in saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol from animal sources