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Healthy eating for older people

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The healthy food pyramid for older people is a modified version of the general healthy food pyramid. It has been updated to emphasise aspects of healthy eating that are important to older people. These aspects include:

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Keep active

Aim to be physically active for at least 30 minutes most days. Choose activities you enjoy, like walking, golf, bowls, dancing, tennis and tai chi. Active work around the house and garden also counts as physical activity if it gets you out of breath or sweaty.

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Compiled by Healthy Eating, Healthy Ageing project, Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation (OPH&R), Canterbury District Health Board. Endorsed by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Updated October 2015.

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