Published September 20, 2019 on nutritionstudies.org
We know how important it is to stay active later in life. Exercise improves brain function, maintains muscle mass, and helps manage stress.
Yet, women over fifty often experience a decline in physical activity at the time in their lives when the most common reason given for not exercising, lack of time, is less often a factor.
Some of the reasons older women give for not exercising include lack of energy, joint or muscle pain, and feeling uncomfortable about their bodies or weight.
A change to a whole food, plant-based diet can address these issues.
Here are seven ways a whole-food, plant-based diet can help older women overcome obstacles to fitness.
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