Thursday, August 9, 2018

Protein is a very important nutrient across the lifespan, but it is especially important as we age.  There are many functions of protein in our body. It helps in building, maintaining, and repairing muscles. It also helps in delivering oxygen to the tissues and building stronger bones.  It can be a source of energy, lead to a feeling of fullness, and help in weight management.  

It’s hard to tell how much protein we actually need throughout the day. Based on the Recommended Dietary Allowance, RDA, a person needs about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. RDA is the amount of nutrient you need to meet your basic...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Regular exercise and physical activity are important to the physical and mental health of everyone including older adults. They help maintain and improve physical strength, fitness, and ability to do the things you want to do. Additionally, regular exercise and physical activity can reduce the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. Studies also suggest that regular exercise can help with depression and mood overall.

Exercise falls into four different categories:

Endurance Strength Balance Flexibility

Exercise can help you do many of your everyday activities. Endurance activities will make it easier for you to...

Thursday, May 24, 2018
By Jessica Tupa, Intern It is true what they say: our lives are a series of choices that lead us to where we are meant to be today. My path lead me to have the good fortune of having the opportunity to intern at Meals on Wheels in the Spring of 2018.   I heard about Meals on Wheels helping senior citizens in the community, but I never really knew what exactly it is they did until my classes started this semester.  My first day was a blur, but in a good way, and this is because there was a wealth of information to learn.  It amazed me at how each department really leans on each other to function.   For example, if a certain food item is...