WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - June is Men's Health Month, a time to focus on strategies to improve the health of men, and in today's Health Minute, we look at food and how nutritional needs change as men pass through each life stage. }}" />

   
 
 
Men's Nutritional Needs Change As They Get Older

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 6/8/2014

June is Men's Health Month, a time to focus on strategies to improve the health of men. In today's Health Minute, we look at food and how nutritional needs change as men pass through each life stage. Eating right is important for men at any age. But the type and amounts of food needed to keep men healthy can change decade to decade, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Men in their 30's may still have the appetite of a 20-year-old, but the bad eating habits of youth, now need to go. To keep from gaining weight, men need to eat healthy meals on a regular basis throughout the day. This will keep them from being too hungry later and overeating for the evening meal. In their 40's, men need to think about keeping their heart and bones healthy. The risk of heart disease increases as men age. Eating fiber-rich food such as beans and whole grains can help. To keep bones strong, eat calcium-rich foods such as low-fat dairy and green leafy veggies. And don't forget the importance of weight training. Men in their 50's are at higher risk for cancer than younger males. To combat this, it's important to chock the diet full of antioxidant foods. These include many types of berries and colorful vegetables. And men, when you hit 60, don't skimp on the protein or clack off on the weight training. Unfortunately, men often lose muscle mass as they age. Eating low-fat proteins such as salmon or beans, instead of high-fat protein like red meat is helpful.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 It was a great day for 12 individuals who graduated from Mansfield Municipal Mental Health Court. Full Story
Image1 Restoration work is underway on William Ritter House at 181 South Main Street in Mansfield, which will soon become the permanent home of the Richland County Foundation. Full Story
 
Image1 Catholic Charities hosts a Bridges out of Poverty Workshop today at the Masonic Temple in Mansfield. Full Story
Image1 A woman was taken to OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital after being injured when the sport utility vehicle she was driving collided with a semi. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Woman Seriously Injured When SUV Collides With Semi On I-71

The New Store Helps Local Children

Ashland Bicentennial Kickoff Held At Ashland University

Organization needs help re-opening food pantry

$100,000 bond set for man accused kidnapping, raping teen

James Mayer Jr. Funeral Arrangements Set

Commissioners Proclaim Disability Employment Awareness Month

Bambi Couch-Page Appointed Interim Richland Co Prosecutor

City will help with the demolition of Simpson Middle School

Head-On Crash Seriously Injures One Driver

More News