How to Safely Lose Weight in Your 70’s and Beyond
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight throughout our lifetime is linked to a host of benefits like improved heart health, fewer orthopedic problems, and even better mental health. However, losing weight as an older adult can present unique challenges to bone and muscle health that can lead to frailty and disease. Did you know that when an older adult loses weight, approximately ¼ of the total weight loss will be a loss in muscle and bone density? Attendees of October’s AgingWell will hear from Kristen Beavers, Associate Professor of Health and Exercise Science at Wake Forest University on “How to Safely Lose Weight in Your 70’s and Beyond.”
It’s often said that the simplest dishes are often the most delicious. This month, AgingWell attendees will hear from Chef Valentin Bello of the River Birch Lodge in Winston-Salem and learn how easy it is to prepare their signature Spicy Garlic Ginger Glazed Salmon and Shrimp served with Gouda Mac & Cheese. The dish is one of the restaurant’s most popular items on the menu and Chef Valentin says it’s because of his special “chef’s seasoning” mixture that consists of nine dry ingredients that most everyone already has in their pantry. AgingWell attendees will be able to create a delicious, high protein meal in under 20 minutes!
Tai Chi originated in ancient China and is often called “medicine in motion.” Tai Chi, which is safe for all ages and fitness levels, promotes a state of calm strength and serenity through gentle, flowing movements; improves balance and focus; increases blood flow to the organs; and yields a state of peaceful relaxation. Sandy Seeber will teach a variation of THE EIGHT BROCADES, which uses eight movements to harmonize and balance the body and its energy. Tai Chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels and may be done alone or with a group.
While it is FREE to participate in the AgingWell Series, we ask that anyone who wants to participate please e-mail us at: AgingWellSeries@WakeHealth.edu and you will be sent the link to join the meeting.
It is especially important for first-time attendees to register so that you will receive the follow-up information from each program that includes:
- Recipes from the cooking demonstrations
- Notes from the presentations