0
What's new: ICAA infographics series now available.

Articles

Search by topic

The Journal on Active Aging brings articles of value to professionals dedicated to older-adult quality of life. Content sweeps across the active-aging landscape to focus on education and practice. Find articles of interest by searching the article archives in three ways: Enter a keyword in the articles search bar; click on search by topic; or type a keyword or phrase in the general search bar at the top of the page.

Topic- Nutrition

 

Key messages for healthy eating-465

Key messages for healthy eating

In recent years, nutritional professionals are placing physical activity on a par with nutrition as the top points for healthy living. To focus that message, March is designated as National Nutrition Month in both the United States and Canada. Promoted by the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada, each organization has bite-sized messages and resources that you can use throughout the year to educate your residents and clients.

more

Nutrition

Digestive health through lifestyle approaches by Rita Sigmon, PhD, RD-406

Digestive health through lifestyle approaches by Rita Sigmon, PhD, RD

In a world of technologically designed convenience, the human body needs regular physical activity. From physiological, metabolic and psychological perspectives, regular exercise can improve more than 50 different aspects of life. Most people can easily cite cardiovascular and muscular benefits of exercise. But for older adults, a less often thought of exercise benefit is a healthier functioning digestive system.

more

Nutrition

Healthy weight resources-375

Healthy weight resources

The National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), developed by Rena Wing, PhD. and James Hill, PhD., is a database of people who have self-reported a weight loss of 30 pounds or more and kept it off for at least a year.

more

Nutrition

Dietary guidelines for healthy living-294

Dietary guidelines for healthy living

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Dietary Guidelines) provides science-based advice to promote health and to reduce risk for major chronic diseases through diet and physical activity. Major causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States are related to poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. Some specific diseases linked to poor diet and physical inactivity include cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, and certain cancers. Furthermore, poor diet and physical inactivity, resulting in an energy imbalance (more calories consumed than expended), are the most important factors contributing to the increase in overweight and obesity in this country. Combined with physical activity, following a diet that does not provide excess calories according to the recommendations in this document should enhance the health of most individuals.

more

Nutrition

Cholesterol: an overview for health and wellness professionals by Shirley Archer, J.D., M.A.-193

Cholesterol: an overview for health and wellness professionals by Shirley Archer, J.D., M.A.

Despite its bad reputation cholesterol is neither evil, nor something we want to eliminate completely. In fact, this waxy substance is a necessary and natural part of each cell in the human body and the bodies of other animals.

more

Nutrition

Killers in the kitchen by Helene Berk, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.-170

Killers in the kitchen by Helene Berk, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.

This year, your older clients can get a jumpstart on New Year's resolutions to eat a healthier diet-and you can help. By sharing the formula below, you can help these individuals identify the villains in their kitchen cupboards and make better choices about the food they eat.

more

Nutrition

Total items: 19

icaa 100 members