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Nourishing Boomers and Beyond

Nourish Your Body for Good Health

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Nourishing Boomers and Beyond provides rural North Dakotans age 50 and older with information and strategies to reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases.

A program of the North Dakota State University Extension Service , Nourishing Boomers and Beyond aims to help combat some troubling statistics on older residents:

 

  • Half of North Dakotans 65 and older have arthritis
  • Nearly one in three has impaired vision
  • One in five has diabetes
  • Nearly 90% aren’t involved in much physical activity
  • 42% are overweight and 24% are obese
  • 57% have high blood pressure.

 The January lesson will focus on nutrition tips and physical activities to nourish and exercise your muscles. The website will include a workout guide with easy-to- follow strength, balance, and flexibility exercises that you can do anytime, and recipes that are good sources of protein and the nutrients you need for good health. The site also will have SuperTracker, a program to help you find out what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities and weight; and personalize your food and fitness plan with goal setting, virtual coaching and journaling.

Other classes will be on how to keep your eyes, heart, brain, digestive system, skin, bones and joints healthy; how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet; how to sort out fact from fiction in claims for health products or services; where to go for reliable health and nutrition information; and mental health and dealing with stress.

You’ll receive material such as handouts and healthful recipes to take home. If you aren’t able to attend a class or want more information on the topic covered in a session, visit the program website at www.ndsu.edu/boomers

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The project was 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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