Strength gives us the freedom to do what we want. If you are over 50, keeping well with good nutrition is important.
Between the ages of 40 and 70 years, adults lose and average of 8% of their muscles mass per decade1.
As muscle mass declines, we lose muscle strength and functionality, which can result in:
- Limited ability to perform daily activities such as climbing stairs or rising from a chair
- Increased risk of falling
- Disability with need for assistance
- Loss of independence
- BUILD YOUR STRENGTH
- NUTRITION MATTERS
BUILD YOUR STRENGTH
GOOD NUTRITION IS KEY TO BUILDING STRENGTH
A combination of good nutrition and regular physical activity may help to slow down age-related loss of muscle mass.
As we age, the body generally requires lesser energy (calories), but still needs the same or even more nutrients than before.
This means that older adults should consume a balanced and varied diet, and select foods which are rich in nutrients.
For a healthy diet, include foods from the different food groups and within each food group as well:
Brown rice and wholemeal bread
Main source of energy for daily activites
Fruit and vegetables
Strengthen body's ability to fight against infections
Meat and others (including dairy products)
Growth and repair of body tissues
NOT ENOUGH OR NOT THE RIGHT NUTRITION?
Making sure you get the right nutrition helps you stay healthy, feel good, and live life to the fullest. But how do you know for sure if you’re eating the right foods, eating the right amount, and getting the proper nutrition?
Complete and balanced nutrition like Ensure can be an integral part of meeting your daily nutritional requirements.
Ensure provides complete, balanced nutrition for adults to help fill potential gaps and provide nutritional assurance.
Each serving provides a balanced proportion of protein, carbohydrates and fats with 28 vitamins & minerals and is lactose-free.
1 Flakoll P. et al. Nutrition 2004.
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