Nutrition and Ageing
Never get too old to change your life
With a balanced and varied diet, we can remain active longer
If we have an unbalanced diet or only eat small infrequent meals, we increase the risk of poor or inadequate nutrition. Over a longer time period our body then lacks vital nutrients, and the first symptoms of deficiencies appear.
When age-induced changes affect quality of life, the focus is often on medical questions and drugs. But in ageing adults in particular, a good nutritional status is an important prerequisite for remaining active and enjoying a good quality of life.
Read about John’s story
John is 75 years old. He is a retired physics teacher who loves spending time with Manfred, his best friend, and Kathrin, his granddaughter. To balance out the rationality of physics, John plays jazz on the piano, and has joined the rose-growing society. Due to his generous and methodical personality, he has become their chairman.
Since John has become older, he has recognized that he struggles with the daily routine: being open and flexible for all his friends is becoming exhausting for him, and he often feels tired. His appetite has decreased, and he only eats small portions, so he has lost weight because his regular diet is insufficient to meet his energy and nutrition needs.