2.Weight control: As you gain muscle, your body begins to burn calories more easily, making it easier to control your weight. Balance: Strengthening exercises can increase flexibility and balance as people age, reducing falls and injuries.
3.So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is: About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men. About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women.
4.But carbohydrate quality is important; some types of carbohydrate-rich foods are better than others: The healthiest sources of carbohydrates—unprocessed or minimally processed whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans—promote good health by delivering vitamins, minerals, fiber, and a host of important phytonutrients
5.Hair, skin and nails are all made of similar cells — the proteins keratin, collagen and elastin — so they all require the same nutrients to grow healthily. There are also certain nutrients such as healthy fats, iron, zinc and antioxidant vitamins essential to glowing, well-hydrated skin and strong and healthy-looking hair and nails. Once you understand why these nutrients help, it will make it easier to ensure you are eating a healthy diet including foods packed with these nutrients every day.
6.But too much sodium in the diet can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. It can also cause calcium losses, some of which may be pulled from bone. Most Americans consume at least 1.5 teaspoons of salt per day, or about 3400 mg of sodium, which contains far more than our bodies need.
7.Nutrients are chemical compounds in food that are used by the body to function properly and maintain health. Examples include proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.
9.The 5 key factors to consider in an exercise program
Range of movement.
11.You can estimate your maximum heart rate based on your age. To estimate your maximum age-related heart rate, subtract your age from 220. For example, for a 50-year-old person, the estimated maximum age-related heart rate would be calculated as 220 – 50 years = 170 beats per minute (bpm).