Our goal is to live longer with vitality and avoid as many health problems as possible. Seniors, many of whom are parents and grandparents, understand this message very well. They are a generation of active living people; feeling great and living life with vitality, energy and health.
New census data shows Canada now has a higher proportion of seniors than ever before. This is a result of a growing number of people who are living longer well into their golden years. Today, life expectancy for women is into their late eighties and for men, into their mid-eighties. This is great news for all of us, as there are steps we can take to stay healthier, including getting regular checkups, eating right and making exercise a part of our life.
Just in time for Seniors Month, CFC has an online resource to help adults over 50 compare their eating and physical activity habits with daily recommended nutrient and exercise requirements. Download “Welcome to the era of feeling young and looking younger: Baby Boomers and Zoomers” on CFC’s new Health Portal. Not 50 plus? Browse the portal for the nutrition and health information you seek to live life to its fullest.
Happy Seniors Month!