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Eating well and being active can help you stay healthy and strong as you age. As you get older, your nutrition needs change. These resources can help you make decisions about healthy eating and physical activity to maintain or improve your health. Your nutrition needs may depend whether you have any specific chronic diseases and other conditions.
If you have a hard time chewing, it may be difficult to maintain a healthy diet. Learn about foods that are soft, moist and easy to chew. See Healthy Eating Guidelines for People with Chewing Difficulties.
Healthy Eating As You Age
Healthy eating is important for healthy aging. Eating well can help prevent or slow the progression of chronic disease and helps you maintain your independence. Choosing healthy foods gives you the energy you need to do the things you love.
Keeping active in your later years contributes to healthy aging. It can not only improve your quality of life, but can also reduce your risk of disease. You’ll feel better and possibly even live longer. Learn more about physical activity:
- Aging Well Videos
- Getting Older and Staying Physically Active
- Older Adults and Endurance Fitness
- Older Adults and Flexibility
- Overcoming Barriers to Being Physically Active for the Older Adult
- Physical Activity
- Preventing Falls
- Preventing Falls: Exercises for Strength and Balance
- Resistance Training
Last Updated: June 2021