Eating healthily in your 60's and beyond
For ladies in their 60’s it’s a great time to take stock of your health and take steps to continue leading a healthy life
Whilst the three basics of wellness stay the same throughout your life – eating a balanced diet, regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle – you should keep in mind that as you move through different stages of life, your body’s nutritional requirements will change as your body and hormone levels alter. So follow our advice to make sure you eat right in your 60's and beyond.
For ladies in their 60’s it’s a great time to take stock of your health and take steps to continue leading a healthy life. Vitamins are vital because the body becomes less efficient at absorbing and using many vitamins and minerals as you age, and even though your calorie requirements decrease with more sedentary lifestyles, the requirements for vitamins and minerals remain the same. It’s also a stage in life where many women notice their appetite decreasing, with this in mind it becomes even more important that the food we eat is healthy and nutrient dense. The risk of heart disease, stroke and certain cancers also rises steadily with age so leading a healthy balanced lifestyle is essential.
As we age and become less active digestive issues like constipation and diverticular disease can become a problem, so it’s really important to drink lots of water to keep your fluid intake up. Being active really helps with gut health; walking or yoga can help reduce stress and anxiety levels which contribute to constipation. Make sure that your diet includes lots of fibre-rich foods such as wholegrains, oats, fruits, vegetables, beans and lentils. It's easy to add more fibre into your diet before 10 am: the Jane Plan granolas are a good source of fibre, and our mueslis and porridges are also made with oats. You can view our full menu here.