Using nutrition to stay active, energetic, happy and fulfilled as we age
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In your 50s, would you like to get up every morning feeling rested, full of vigor and excited about the day ahead? Would you like to have plenty of energy on the bike? What about in your 60s? In your 70s? And beyond? A life full of vitality results from both proper exercise and healthy nutrition.
Coach John Hughes covered proper exercise in the first article in his 4-article “Past 50” series (see below). This new article addresses the vital role that healthy nutrition plays in helping you stay active, energetic, happy and fulfilled into your 50s, 60s, 70s – and beyond. Coach Hughes explains all you need to know in 28 packed pages that include:
- The key role of carbohydrates in providing the energy you need and many of the vitamins and minerals.
- How much protein you really need, and nourishing protein choices.
- The important role of fat in your diet, and healthy choices to get that needed fat.
- The principal vitamins and minerals you need.
He reviews what to consume while exercising, including the key roles of carbohydrates, fluid and electrolytes. And he discusses how to eat preventively in order to reduce your risks of the most common health conditions as you age: Heart disease including stroke; Diabetes; Being overweight, which increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes; How to reach and maintain a healthy weight; and Osteoporosis.
This article will benefit anyone over 50, whether you do moderate exercise for your health or ride for performance.
This is the third eArticle in a four-part “Past 50” series by Coach Hughes that includes:
Healthy Cycling Past 50 – what happens as we age and how to incorporate cycling and other exercise activities into our daily lives to stay healthy and active for many years.
Off-Season Conditioning Past 50 – how to best work on your off-season conditioning given the physiological changes of aging.
Healthy Nutrition Past 50 – what to eat and drink to support both a healthy lifestyle and continuing performance.
Performance Cycling Past 50 – how to train to achieve more specific cycling goals given the physiological changes of aging.
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