Senior Tip of the Week: Eating Healthy
Posted By: Kelli Bullard - 3/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Valerie Trafton, Activity Director at Bivins Pointe shares these tips on hydration and healthy eating.  

The human body is 90% water so staying hydrated is very important. You may want to set a goal for yourself, such as drinking four 16-ounce bottles of water every day. Or maybe it’s getting one big water bottle and drinking that two times a day. Whatever works for you, staying hydrated is super important. You might consider cutting out some of the sugary drinks like cokes or sweet tea and replacing them with water.

Also eating right and eating healthy is going to give your mind and your body a better way to heal. That allows you to stay less brain fogged and keep your memory sharp.  One way to do this is to fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables. Those are some of the most important things that you can put inside your body.  Maybe that’s asparagus, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, whatever you enjoy, fill most of your plate with that. Also eating leaner meats rather than big heavy red meats – meats like turkey, fish, chicken, and keeping portions to about 6 to 8 ounces, or even 4 to 6 ounces. A serving about the size of your fist is always a good point of reference.  

With all of that, I just want to encourage you, staying active and doing things that you like to do throughout the day is going to help you use your mind and your muscles and utilize all that good food that you’re nourishing your body with. Staying active throughout the day is so important to keep you head and your heart and your body healthy. Thank you so much, and I hope you enjoy these tips.