Health & Aging: Nutrition and Exercise

The body does change as people age affirms Angie Placeres, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health South Florida, who recommends trying to avoid chronic disease with healthy habits. Diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases are impacted by nutrition, she affirms. When someone eats right food, he is including antioxidants which are helpful to prevent different diseases. Ivan Saavedra, Exercise Physiologist with Baptist Health South Florida, says for older people it’s important to continue to move, because with aging the levels of oxygen decrease and people usually slow down.

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