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Older Adults -- Elderly -- Seniors

Welcome to NutrActive's section of the site dedicated to providing you with helpful resources -- those of you 50 years young and older. Do not let getting older slow you down. Eating right and living an active lifestyle is more important now than ever.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. The following link will open up a new tab bringing you to NIA home page while keeping this current page available to you for further reference.

The First Step to Active Health

The First Step to Active Health® provides an evidence-based, progressive activity program. The goal of the program is to improve health and functional ability, to promote independence, and to help prevent chronic disease and disability in adults over age 50. The program includes a step-by-step approach to improve your physical abilities with a variety of simple activities, including cardio/aerobic, flexibility, strength, and balance activities. Click on the following link which will open up a new tab:

Inspirational & Motivational -
Joseph Hubertus Pilates, Quotes and Resource Link:

Joseph H. Pilates (1880-1967) maintained a remarkably tone physique his whole life, even in his older years. He built his method of exercise on the mind controling the body and, thus, called it "Contrology" .. now known as "Pilates".

QUOTE: "I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They'd be happier." -- Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86

Click on the following link for more information which will inspire you to lead an active lifestyle the younger generations will envy (A new tab will open):

Age Well .org

Nobody relishes the thought of growing old, but aging doesn't necessarily mean losing your looks or having to give up your favorite activities. Everyone has three different ages: His or her chronological age, the body’s age and the age of the mind. The following recommended site aims to give information on how to age well, which means both aging healthily and also looking younger than your chronological age. Enjoy! (Clicking link opens new tab.)

Active Aging Partnership: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Age 50 and Over

You will find tips and advice on Active Aging. The files are in PDF format and can be read with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Simply click on a title of interest to begin downloading the file to your computer. There is a plethora of helpful information to help get you active in your wonderful golden years! (Once link is clicked on, new tab opens in browser.)

International Council on Active Aging (ICA)

Men and women ages 50 and older have a wide range of interests, abilities and needs. ICA helps older adults and physicians find fitness and wellness facilities dedicated to serving 50+ adults of different abilities. It also helps individuals find 55+ residential communities, health stores and community services that can help them achieve the style of life they desire. The site is divided into sections for the general public, physicians and facility operators. (New tab will open in your browser.)

Comfort Keepers (Dallas, TX area)

Home Care for Seniors is committed to providing a wide-array of in-home care to meet the needs of the elderly and debilitated adults through quality care in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes.

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The information contained on this Web site is intended to help you better understand issues related to nutrition and exercise and help promote a healthy lifestyle. It is not intnded to replace the advice of a physician. If you read something on this site that contradicts what your physician tells you in any way, always follow your physician's advice. We advise you to consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program, especially if you have any serious medical conditions.