An Active & Healthy Lifestyle

Nutrition Put a rainbow on your plate

There is increasing evidence that WHAT we eat and HOW MUCH we move can make a big difference – not just in how good we feel, but indeed in how well we think!

Here are some of the links that I have found interesting and helpful over the years in trying to live the healthiest life possible. This webpage started as an online list of links and assignments for my students in biochemical nutrition in 1998. My interest continues to this day!

Please note: Nothing here is meant to be medical advice. Be sure you consult your doctor before any changes to your diet or exercise routines.

ACTIVE & HEALTHY

Nutrition: Put a Rainbow on Your Plate

There is increasing evidence that WHAT we eat and HOW MUCH we move can make a big difference – not just in how good we feel, but indeed in how well we think!

Learn more about the SCIENCE of nutrition – free MOOCs from edX

Eat SMART every day!

Choose My Plate – USDA

Choose My Plate helps consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.

Some Menu Ideas


Grab Your Rainbow at the Farmers Markets

Combine outdoor exercise with socialization and an emphasis on a colorful (lots of fruits & veggies) diet.

 Watch for cooking demos, farm tours, and more offered by Market Central.


Activity: Exercise is key to healthy aging!

 

You don’t need to buy special clothes or belong to a gym to become more active. Physical activity can and should be part of your everyday life. Find things you like to do. Go for brisk walks. Ride a bike. Dance. Work around the house. Garden. Climb stairs. Swim. Rake leaves. Try different kinds of activities that keep you moving. Look for new ways to build physical activity into your daily routine.

http://www.nia.nih.gov

Get Fit For Free –National Institute on Aging