Nourishing Boomers and Beyond

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5 Things To Do in January

This Month's Topic: Nourish Your Muscles

NBB Apple1. Check out these online workout guides

Are you just starting to exercise? Getting back into a routine after a break? Wanting to keep up your physical activities away from home? The exercises in this sample workout can help. In this booklet, you’ll find easy-to-follow strength, balance, and flexibility exercises that you can do anytime, anywhere. Are you an active boomer or an older adult?  Here is some information to explore:

Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults (National Institutes of Health)

See the pictures and descriptions in Workout to Go: A Sample Exercise Routine. This exercise plan targets people over 50.

Workout to Go: A Sample Exercise Routine (National Institutes of Health)

2. Explore a website

Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health.  Visit each page of the website and try the four types of exercise:  endurance, strength, balance and flexibility.  You can track your activities and see your progress using the interactive tool.

Go4Life: Fitness for Baby Boomers On Up

3. Track your food and fitness

SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze and track your diet and physical activity. Find out what and how much to eat, track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching and journaling.

4. Check Out This App

The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout – iOS and Android – Over 1,000 7 minute workout routines that require nothing more than a wall, chair or floor space.

5.Try the featured recipes

These recipes are good sources of protein and many nutrients needed for good health.

Mango Bean Burritos

Mango Bean Burritos (watch  a video of this recipe being made)

Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup

Loaded Yogurt

Loaded Yogurt

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This project is supported by the Rural Health & Safety Education Competitive Grant Program of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), grant number 2013-46100-21467.

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