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Moving Beyond the Plate

The Importance of Physical Activity

National Nutrition Month serves as a yearly reminder of the power we hold over our health through the choices we make in our diet and physical activity. By celebrating diversity on our plates and finding joy in movement, we can pave the way for a healthier, happier life.

The Role of Physical Activity in a Balanced Lifestyle

A balanced lifestyle isn't just about what we eat; it's also about staying active. To support your health and well-being, aim for around 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week.

Find Joy in Movement

The key to a regular exercise routine is choosing activities you enjoy. Whether it's the rhythmic steps of a dance, the serene paths of a hike, or the calming flows of yoga, doing what you love will keep you motivated and coming back for more.

Strength for Life:

Incorporating strength training into your routine is as essential as cardiovascular exercise. Aim to engage in muscle-strengthening activities at least two days a week, including weightlifting, utilizing resistance bands, or practicing body-weight exercises like push-ups and squats.

Every March, we celebrate National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is a time to recognize the importance of healthy food choices and establish beneficial eating and physical activity patterns.
This year, the spotlight is on adopting a mindful and balanced approach to nutrition. Let’s explore how embracing dietary diversity and understanding the basics of nutrition can lead us toward a more healthful existence.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) at Age Well Senior Services

Chris Hernandez, RDN

Hi! I’m Chris, the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) at Age Well Senior Services. I consider myself a foodie with a love for cooking. With this and my strong background in research in optimal performance, I like to blend scientific insight with more practical dietary guidance. I take great pride in being a proponent of helping people live their healthiest lives so that they can continue to do everything they love.
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