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Tips to Eat Well and Age Well

Updated on February 19, 2016

Old folks aging well

A couple of old people aging happily
A couple of old people aging happily | Source

How aging affects your body

Today, you can see more people live until the ripe age of 80 and even 100.

Regardless of your gender, your body and mind changes suddenly as you grow older. You may noticed that all of a sudden, your memory is failing, you don’t have much strength to carry the grocery bags or walk further, the joints on your knees are aching , indigestion happens frequently and your five senses are losing their sharpness.

The truth is, aging can affect with the food you consume in many ways.

It is common that your taste buds have changed, feeling picky that every food doesn’t taste yummy at all. You may have to alter the taste of your dishes and beverages to meet your current situation.

The cause of sudden change may be due to age and medications that you are taking under doctor’s order, if you are sick. In addition, elderly people start to lose teeth or wear dentures to help them to chew food.

All these reasons can interrupt your eating behavior, decrease appetite and effect nutritional intake from food that you consume.

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.

— Betty Friedan

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Elderly people losing appetite

  • Majority elderly people are eating less and experiencing losing appetite because they are feeling lonely or low in spirit due to lack of family love and care.
  • You may notice that elderly people staying with you have a very good appetite which improved tremendously when family members and relatives gather together for a simple meal during special occasions and yearly celebrated festivals.
  • It is obvious that old folks needed companionship badly, someone to confide to about their past grievances and help them to instill new knowledge regarding health issues because majority are illiterate and stubborn to change their stuck to the mud lifestyle.

Eating less or not

Eat less but more nutrients as according to your health
Eat less but more nutrients as according to your health | Source

Should we eat less as we age?

As people grow older, when age is catching up, you don’t have to eat less as long as your family doctor confirmed that you are still fit and strong, healthy while no major illness detected.

  1. Likewise, if the doctor has diagnosed that you have contracted any chronic disease(s) or sickness, you ought to obey your doctor’s order to lower your calorie intake and abstain yourself from certain food that may agitate your illness further.
  2. In addition, those who had reached the menopause stage may become less mobile, less motivated to exercise and prefer to turn themselves into couch potato in front of their favorite television so as to occupy their past times.
  3. Therefore, with less physical activities involved, it is wise to eat less in order to prevent yourself from putting on weight and reduce the chances of contracting the most common chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and strokes.

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Skinless chicken

Before purchasing chicken, choose skinless packaging, Otherwise, remove the skin before cooking.
Before purchasing chicken, choose skinless packaging, Otherwise, remove the skin before cooking. | Source

The Food Pyramid

Following the Food Pyramid chart to lead a healthy eating lifestyle
Following the Food Pyramid chart to lead a healthy eating lifestyle | Source

Tips to Eat Well to Age Well

1) What are the foods that are recommended for healthy aging?


At this age, elderly people need food with nutrients that are easily digested, easily absorbed into the body system and not complicated to cook. Basically, the range of food recommended for elderly folks is to follow closely the Food Pyramid which shows eat more starchy food, fiber and proteins.

  • For breakfast, eat a bowl of oatmeal mix with porridge or muesli because oats are high in fiber, minerals and protein.
  • Oats benefit your heart, cholesterol free and help to reduce cholesterol level.
  • In order to reduce fats, remove the chicken fats and skin before cooking.
  • Cut the chicken meat into small pieces for easy consumption, use small quantity of chicken meat in your dishes, to supply you low fat and a good source of protein, vitamin B, zinc and iron.
  • Sweet biscuits, a bowl of sugary breakfast cereal, chocolate bar are examples of food high in sugar that are converted quickly into glucose and raise the blood sugar levels quickly.
  • Hence, cut down these foods to once a week or simply cut them off from your daily diet.

High calcium food

Yogurt - choose original or fruity, mix with salad or  just eat it from  the cup
Yogurt - choose original or fruity, mix with salad or just eat it from the cup | Source
Cheese- include in your homemade burger, sandwiches, pasta , bread or baked rice
Cheese- include in your homemade burger, sandwiches, pasta , bread or baked rice | Source

2) Consume High Calcium Food

As you grow older, it is essential to consume high calcium food that benefits bones and teeth.

Calcium helps to reduce the risk of contracting :

  • osteoporosis (especially older women)
  • prevent muscles cramps
  • blood clotting
  • high blood pressure.

A glass of skimmed milk, a carton of natural yogurt, cheese, tofu, canned sardines, seaweed and large amount of green vegetables contain the most easily absorb calcium that benefit your body.

Natural Anti-oxidant Foods

kale , spinach, mustard greens are dark in fhiggreen vegetables,
kale , spinach, mustard greens are dark in fhiggreen vegetables, | Source

3) Consume Fresh Vegetables and Fruits

You can get natural antioxidants from fruits and vegetables that are high in phytochemicals which are good protection to your body against chronic diseases.

Furthermore, antioxidants protect your skin from aging prematurely.

You can obtain antioxidants from inexpensive fresh fruits and vegetables with deep color such as:

  • dark green (kale, spinach, mustard greens, any leafy vegetables)
  • deep red (dragon fruit, strawberries)
  • purple (eggplant, grapes, purple cabbage, figs, blackberries )
  • blue (blueberries)
  • yellow (capsicum, lemon, banana, corn, chickpeas)
  • bright orange that are high in beta-carotene.
  • Prunes, blueberries, strawberries, spinach and Brussels sprouts are the best sources.

How to wash vegetables and fruits

4) Vitamin supplements

Do you take vitamin supplements as your body booster?
Do you take vitamin supplements as your body booster? | Source

Are vitamin and mineral supplement recommended?


Is it necessary to consume vitamin and mineral supplements?

It depends entirely whether your body is under nourish or not.

  • Everyone has different opinion over this supplement issue. Some people feel that they are too busy with work and household chores, don’t have much spare time to buy the right food ingredients for the nutrients that they are lack of.
  • People from all walks of life usually lack of at least one or two of the essential nutrients in their diets.
  • Others feel that vitamin and mineral supplements help them to boost their energy levels and improve the 5 senses which had been failing previously.
  • In addition, elderly folks with chronic disease(s), those who are suffering from allergies or food intolerance may find it difficult to choose the right food to obtain the sufficient nutrients they required.
  • Hence, they need to depend on vitamin and mineral supplements to replace the lacking nutrients in their body.
  • Check with your doctor or pharmacist for the specialized diet such as sodium, sugar control diet to compromise your health conditions.
  • Of course, it is better to obtain your essential nutrients from natural food and fresh fruits rather than relying on pills.
  • It takes a much longer time for the pills to dissolve into your body.
  • There are others who feel that it makes no difference in consuming the vitamin supplements as they could not see the positive results at all.

Exercise Regularly

Jogging with your adult kids can be fun
Jogging with your adult kids can be fun | Source

Exercise For Older Adults (10-20 minutes per day )

Legs
Hands
Body
Jogging
Swimming
Qigong
Brisk Walking
Gardening
Yoga
Biking
Stretching
Pilates
Raking Leaves
Hand Stretching
Taiqi
 
 
 

How to keep Healthy as you Age


1) Exercise Regularly and Lightly


Majority elderly people have the habit of reducing their mobility as they age. The less you do, the less you can do.

Exercise is highly encouraged to increase metabolism rates and produce the feel good hormone which helps to reduce the chances of depression and enhance good appetite.

You don’t have to do rigorous exercise at the gym.

  1. For a good start, simply move your arms, shoulders, neck and exercise your knees while in sitting on a chair.
  2. Doctors had confirmed that exercising painful joints such as kneecap can cause discomfort for the first few times, but it is worth the effort.
  3. Once you can bypass the slight discomfort, gradually the pain will fade as you exercise regularly.
  4. Walking is the best exercise method for elderly folks too.
  5. In addition, it is also important to have sufficient rest and sleep well to avoid muscle aches.
  6. If you are a woman in the menopause stage, you may experience insomnia, unable to sleep at the right time, uncomfortable sleep with frequent waking up in the middle of the sleep that causes hot flushes and sweating profusely at night.
  7. Therefore, menopause symptoms may affect your swing mood and disturbing appetite.

Hence, it is advisable to seek treatment at your family doctor for quick relief.

Give support and love

Provide your parents immediate help when you see something that is abnormal behavior or appetite
Provide your parents immediate help when you see something that is abnormal behavior or appetite | Source

2) Avoid Depression in Elderly Parents

  • Do take note of your elderly parents' appetite and mood.
  • It is essential to detect early signs of loneliness and depression which they are experiencing because these unforeseen problems could greatly affect in consuming the right nutritious food and lead the healthy lifestyle regime.
  • Some working adults do not stay with their elderly parents, live outstation or have their own family to take care.
  • They may visit the parents only on special occasions or festivals. Therefore, elderly parents who are left to stay alone at their own home tend to feel lonely ,lack of love and developing depression.
  • Since they have no one else to talk to, they constantly bicker among themselves, in order to attract children attention, feeling bored with not much activity to occupy their time and no grandchildren to babysit.
  • Keep contact with each other through phone calls, online chats with camera to see each other faces or simply visit them on Public Holidays.

Be a Pet Owner

Keeping a cat or kitten to pass time
Keeping a cat or kitten to pass time | Source

3) Keep a Pet

Therefore, numerous studies had been conducted to prove that rearing domestic animal as a pet could create a great impact by improving the daily lifestyle of elderly folks.

The benefits of having a pet are :

  1. to give a second companionship to entertain their mood
  2. give them assurance and comfort when they are low in spirit
  3. feeling lonely , pets will lightened up their spirits when the pet lick or caress its body against the new pet owner.
  4. A pet could help elderly parents to pour out their grievances, displeasure, unhappiness and joy whenever they want to ( because pets do not talk back!)
  5. Although the pet may not understand a single word of human talk, it may understand the pet owner facial expression and emotions. That is how “a dog is a man best friend” came about.
  6. In addition to it, a cat could do a better job by sleeping soundly on your lap to keep you warm and cozy too.
  7. Rearing a pet means a second time being a parent to a new young life. He needs to take care of the pet’s daily needs, food, drinks and shower lots of love as it is part of his family now.
  8. Therefore, elderly folks will become busy with their pet’s activities and keep themselves happy, improving appetite and physically healthy by moving about.

Conclusion

Eat well Now, Don't Complain Later

Regardless of your age, it is wise to seek and review your lifestyle now. Learn the right way to eat healthily to keep your body strong and immune from sickness.

Lazy to exercise?

Take an evening walk after work or school. A brisk walk to the grocery store or park helps your body stay healthy and work out those tight muscles.

As you age, your body becomes weaker, started to have aching bones or backaches.

However, you will live longer and stay happy if you start the positive lifestyle from young.


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    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 19 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi That old saying that goes something like 'you are what you eat' is pretty spot on. We do need to eat well all of our lives so that we get to be 'seniors.'

      Making wise choices about what we eat makes us feel good mentally and physically

      thanks for the reminders Angels are headed your way this morning ps

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      peachy 19 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks pstraubie48, I agree with the saying

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      Rachel L Alba 19 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      It's true we should change our diets as we grow older, that's what my doctor says. I know I should, but my appetite hasn't decreased yet, I'm still waiting for that to happen. lol Neither has my husbands. I know what I should eat and sometimes I do. But seeing it in writing like you did in this hub, encourages me to keep on trying. Thanks for this hub, it's encouraging.

      Blessings to you.

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      Suzanne Day 19 months ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      There's eating less to keep active and there's eating too little. My grandmother used to love her cabbage soup (she was Irish) but we felt it didn't help keep her weight up, so I agree with getting more calories into your body if your diet is too healthy;)

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 19 months ago from The Caribbean

      I'm also interesed in healthy aging. You make some very good suggestions. Thanks for the details.

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      peachy 19 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks Msdora, glad that these tips are helpful

      Thanks suzanne, I love cabbage soup too but not so frequent, cabbage gives me flatulence

      thanks rachel, keep trying and don't give up yet. It takes time to change eating habits. Overnight success is a miracle

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      Bill Holland 19 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Eating habits definitely change as one grows older. I know mine have. I don't eat nearly as much as I once did, and thanks to my wife I eat a healthier diet now. Great points made here.

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      JR Krishna 19 months ago from India

      A well written hub

      My mother is 72 now. She has a lot of problem with her digestion. Some of the points which you have discussed here are helpful to me.

      I liked the presentation of the hub

      Great job...

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      Linda Crampton 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      There's a lot of excellent advice in this hub. Thanks for sharing it!

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      peachy 19 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks billybuc , I am glad that your wife guided you the right path, cheers

      Thanks thumbi7, my mother in law is 85, my dad is 74, my mom is 65, all of them are eating less, I told them to change their diet

      Thanks AliciaC, happy to hear your positive comments

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      Thelma Alberts 19 months ago from Germany

      This hub has loads of informations. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

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      peachy 19 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks thelma, where are you writing now?

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      Chitrangada Sharan 19 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Lot of good advice for aging gracefully in this very well written hub!

      I am glad I am following most of them. I eat healthy food and practice Yoga and walk as well in the evening.

      Thanks for sharing this helpful hub!

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      peachy 19 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks chitra

      I am glad that you did too

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      Sheila Brown 19 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

      As we are getting older, hubby and I are trying to eat healthier. I find it much more difficult to lose weight than it used to be, so I have reduced the amount of fried foods we eat and am making more salads for meals. We do take vitamin supplements as I don't think our foods have the nutrition they once did.

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      Deb Hirt 19 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Very good suggestions to keep healthy. I usually walk three miles each day to the park for photos. Saturday I walked nine miles. I don't have a car by choice, as I'd be in it every time I wanted to do an errand.

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      sujaya venkatesh 19 months ago

      a responsible say

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      peachy 19 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks sgbrown, true that nowadays the food we eat have lost the nutritions through cooking, pesticides, etc

      thanks aviannovice, that is a clever idea, forcing yourself to walk without owning a car

      thanks sujaya, indeed

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      Deborah-Diane 19 months ago from Orange County, California

      Excellent advice. We all need to make sure we eat right if we want to live a long, healthy life!

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      Thelma Alberts 19 months ago from Germany

      Hi Peachy! I am writing mainly for my own blogs at Blogger but HP is still my first love. Enjoy your new week!

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      peachy 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks thelma, will be visiting your blog soon

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      peachy 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks deborah, you are very right

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      Audrey Howitt 18 months ago from California

      This is just an excellent article! It is so important to eat well and exercise well as you grow older!

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      Dianna Mendez 18 months ago

      I am one who follows the advice you give on exercise and eating right. I do take supplements as well. Your sharing on the elderly being lonely is an interesting thought. I can see how being around family increases interest in life. Good post and very useful!

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      Scott Bateman 18 months ago

      I couldn't agree more with so many of your recommendations. I started having some minor health problems about 6-8 years ago in my early 50s. Once I started emphasizing a better diet, many of them went away.

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      peachy 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks audrey, we need to take care of ourselves as we age

      thanks teaches12345, I am happy that you are following me

      thanks promisem, yes once hitting 50s all sorts of problems starts to come in

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      Devika Primić 18 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Well-advised and informative. An important fact about life.

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      peachy 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks DDE, appreciated your kind thoughts

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      FlourishAnyway 18 months ago from USA

      Wonderfully done health hub, peachy. I love that you added cats! I know for my parents having cats helps them. Being responsible for another being and connected to others with touch and vocalization is important. In between visits and phone calls with people, pets do a marvelous job at making life fulfilling and fabulous.

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      SweetiePie 18 months ago from Southern California, USA

      These are good tips. I see a lot of older people who are more active than people who are younger than me, and just out of high school. The people who try to park as close as they can to the store, and who take an electronic cart even though they are not disabled are not getting enough exercise in their youth. Then I see eighty year old women and men carrying their groceries through the store. I think it is best to be as active as possible during your entire life, then you do not have to worry about getting more exercise when you are older. Cleaning your house and doing yard work is a great way to stay active. I also love to make oat meal for breakfast, and it is much healthier than pre-packaged foods.

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      Suzanne Day 18 months ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      A very useful hub. May I recommend a Nutribullet for getting fruit and veg into people? It makes great soups too!

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      peachy 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks flourishanyway, I agree that pets do help old people

      thanks sweetiepie, yes, old people are more energetic than young adults

      thanks suzanne day, oh yes, nutribullet

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      Vicki L Hodges 18 months ago from Arkansas, USA

      I dread getting older if I have to eat less! I should be doing so now. I have no willpower. You have some great information and nice reminders here!

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      peachy 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks victoria, everyone dreads to age but it is the natural process of human

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      prettydarkhorse 18 months ago from US

      Lots of info, I like what you draw above and the corresponding questions.

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      peachy 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks prettydarkhorse, appreciated your kind comments

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      Sanjay Sharma 18 months ago from Mandi (HP) India

      Thanks for the wonderful tips. This article must be read by all, especially the old people.

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      peachy 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks sanjay, I do hope so

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      sujaya venkatesh 17 months ago

      informative hub

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      truthfornow 17 months ago from New Orleans, LA

      I find that as I get older I am allergic to a lot more types of foods than I used to be or that they don't agree with me.

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      peachy 17 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      @ SUJAYA THANKS

      @truthfornow, thanks very much, we got to becareful with different foods

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      Scott Bateman 17 months ago

      Excellent Hub! As I approach my 60th, I'm finding that an anti-inflammatory diet is essential for avoiding pain both during and after exercise. In fact, I'm more physically fit today than I was 10 years ago.

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      Reynold Jay 17 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Thanks for all the helpful tips from an old guy! Yep-- I did the right things and now reap the benefits of old age. Well done and keep these gems coming.

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      peachy 17 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks promisem, it is true when one reach 60++ you need to stay healthy

      Thanks reynold jay, right, start early and reap the good benefits

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      Devika Primić 16 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting hub! Eat well and stay fit in that way. I eat what I like and in moderation. I had to stop by once more.

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      Audrey Howitt 16 months ago from California

      Just an excellent article--I can imagine that it gets more difficult to eat well as we age!

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      Priscilla King 16 months ago from Gate City, Virginia

      Interesting Hub! Tweaking the poll results a bit...(1) my mother and natural sister live in the same house, but Mother is the one working and paying bills; and (2) for the kind of diabetes and high blood pressure most of us are likely to get, I believe the cheapest treatment--prevention--is the best treatment.

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      peachy 16 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      @priscillaking Thanks for your comments and tweaks, yeah, my mom has diabetes, my brother already has it when he was in this 30s

      @dde yes, I do that too, moderately

      @audreyhowitt thanks, true that as we age, we have to change our eating habits

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      Besarien 14 months ago

      Hello peachy! Wonderful hub on how to age gracefully or how to help an elderly loved one to do so. Pets were particularly a great suggestion. I read a lot on this subject focused more on food and exercise that forget about the psychological side of staying positive and engaged in life. Plus the pet in need gets a loving home. Especially older people who have lost a spouse become touch-deprived. I try to give lots of hugs, and comb and braid hair when I visit my older relatives, and play with their hands when we sit talking. I figure every little bit helps. Thanks for this hub. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and think it will do lots of good it the world.

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      Randa Awn Handler 13 months ago from USA

      Nice tips! I will follow the way you wash vegetables. I never thought of using baking soda and vinegar. Good idea.

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      peachy 13 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      http://hubpages.com/@besarien, thanks, i also agree that pets are helpful for old folks

      http://hubpages.com/@randahandler, give it a go, thanks for yr comments

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      Faith Reaper 13 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Peachy,

      This is a great informational hub here. A lot of food for thought as we age. I already love oatmeal for breakfast and I drink fat free milk, my husband loves the Almond Milk. We do not eat fried foods, but a lot of salmon, boneless chicken tenders and turkey with steamed vegetables. But my area of concern is needing to increase exercising. I can handle walking. Last year is the first year that I've noticed certain signs of aging in my body and boy that is an eye-opener for me, but as you say, we all age. I just noticed changes in my skin and such.

      Thanks for the great tips here.

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      peachy 13 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      http://hubpages.com/@faithreaper yes, me too, i have dry skin, eye bags and wrinkles, i need more water

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      Peggy Woods 13 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Very good advice given here in your hub. We will all age and that is a given. I certainly feel different given my age now than when I was younger. Exercise...eating right...keeping mentally alert...that all goes a long way as to how we will feel as we grow older.

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      peachy 13 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      http://hubpages.com/@peggy-w thanks for yr comments, yeah we have to change our eating habits, healthier

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      caseymel 13 months ago from Indiana

      Great article. Very informative!

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      peachy 13 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      http://hubpages.com/@caseymel thanks, appreciated

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      Susan Haze 12 months ago from Sunny Florida

      Excellent advice and suggestions. I have heart disease, PAH, and diabetes and my diet sounds a lot like your suggestions.

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      Audrey Hunt 11 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Articles about aging such as this one can be an excellent wake-up call for aging men and women - including myself. :) Liked the video showing how to wash fruits and vegetables. Great addition to your hub. Thanks and sharing.

      Good health to you,

      Audrey

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      peachy 11 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      @koffeeklatchgals

      thanks

      @vocalcoach

      thanks

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      Audrey Howitt 9 months ago from California

      Just an excellent hub on this subject--one we all think about as we age

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      peachy 9 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      yes definitely need to consider since we are aging daily, thanks for your comment

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      Indian Chef 7 months ago from New Delhi India

      Very informative hub. I have sent this link to my dad

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      peachy 7 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      http://hubpages.com/@indianchef

      thanks, hope that you dad will adapt the methods

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      Peggy Woods 7 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Maintaining good health is much easier than trying to recapture it. Younger people should take note of that. Will share this good article of yours so that more can be made aware of these things.

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      peachy 7 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      http://hubpages.com/@peggy-w

      thanks very much, yes, younger people are indulge in sedentary lifestyle and fast food

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      vespawoolf 7 months ago from Peru, South America

      I agree that diet is very important to maintain good health. I appreciate your tips on staying happy, active and eating foods of various colors so as to get necessary nutrients. Very interesting. Thank you!

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      peachy 7 months ago from Home Sweet Home

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      Live To Write 7 months ago from Phoenix, Az.

      I really love this Hub and in the survey that you gave so many options(including.. "my parents are with Jesus now" ) Nice....

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      peachy 6 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      http://hubpages.com/@laurinzoscott

      your words are so kind and gracious, thanks

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 6 months ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      An excellent hub with oodles of sound advice. Old and young alike can benefit from reading this. Practical, informative and should be shared, so I'm most definitely sharing.

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      peachy 6 months ago from Home Sweet Home

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      Patricia Scott 5 months ago from sunny Florida

      Helpful and thoughtfully written.....it is wise for each of us to pause and consider this topic no matter what our age. Thank you.

      Angels are on the way to you ps

      shared and pinned

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      peachy 4 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for your compliments

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      Mark Tulin 3 weeks ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Important topic for us all. If we take care of ourselves now, when we're old it will be that much easier.

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      peachy 3 weeks ago from Home Sweet Home

      http://hubpages.com/@marktulin

      thanks very much for your comments

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      Anita Hasch 3 weeks ago from Port Elizabeth

      Thanks for the interesting hub. One of the benefits of being alone is that you can eat what you like. And I just love cheese, always have. As long as there is lots of cheese in the fridge I am happy. I do try to eat as much fruit as possible. I also enjoy smoothies.

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      peachy 3 weeks ago from Home Sweet Home

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      thanks for your comment. Me too, I try to eat fresh fruits and stir fry veggies daily. However, no cheese is allowed in the house because my hubby is against cheese. He insisted that cheese makes people fat and indeed, my daughter was over sized and over weight because of cheese

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      Anita Hasch 2 weeks ago from Port Elizabeth

      Yes, I agree with you. Fruit and vegetables should help to keep us healthy. Love smoothies and juicing. However, I am not giving up on cheese. Luckily it has not made me overweight. But then I get enough exercise, although not every day like I should. And then don't forget all the calcium from cheese, good for the bones.

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