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Myths & Facts About Nutrition after 60

Myths & Facts About Food and Nutrition After 60

Myth: Once you reach your 60s, metabolism slows down and you need fewer nutrients.

Fact: While it’s true that older people typically require fewer calories than young adults, they actually need more of certain nutrients. The reason: As we age, our bodies are less efficient at making or absorbing some vitamins and minerals. The skin’s ability to generate vitamin D from sunlight declines. The body’s ability to absorb B12 also decreases.

“With age, the requirements for calcium, vitamin D, and B12 may all increase,” says Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, senior scientist and director of the cardiovascular nutrition laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.

Because seniors typically need fewer calories yet more of some key nutrients, they must take special care to eat nutrient-rich foods.

Myth: Older adults don’t need to worry about becoming overweight or obese.

Fact: Excess weight is a growing problem even among older Americans, says Lichtenstein. The culprit for people of all ages is simple: Consuming more calories than needed. Those extra calories are then stored as body fat. Excess body fat increases the risks of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Myth: If you don’t have a weight problem, you can eat whatever you like.

Fact: “Being overweight certainly increases the risk of chronic illnesses,” says Nancy Wellman, RD, past president of the American Dietetic Association. “But even if you’re slim, a poor diet can raise your risks of developing any of these chronic diseases.” Diets overloaded with saturated fat are linked to cardiovascular problems, for example. The bottom line: Following healthy nutrition advice is important whether you’re thin or fat.

Myth: If you don’t feel like eating, it’s OK to skip a meal.

Fact: Loss of appetite is a common complain among older adults, leading many to skip meals. That’s a bad idea for several reasons.

First, people who skip a meal because they’re not hungry can later gorge on high-calorie, nutrient-poor snacks between meals. Skipping meals can also cause blood sugar levels to fall too low; then when you do eat a big meal, they can surge too high. Skipping meals, paradoxically, can also suppress appetite. That can be a problem for older people who already suffer from a loss of appetite.

“The best advice is to always start your day with a healthy breakfast, since appetite is usually best in the morning,” says Wellman. “Then make sure you eat something at every meal time.”

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February 28, 2010 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , , , | 1 Comment

Michelle Wie Mounting Late Charge in Singapore

Michelle Wie - tied for 15th and five strokes behind leaders

Hawaii’s Michelle Wie moved into a tie for 15th place by shooting a three under par 69 on day three of the HBSC Women’s Championships at the Tanah Merah Country Club.

Located at the southern end of Changi Airport runway, Tanah Merah has two 18-hole golf courses, and is one of Singapore’s finest.

Can Wie overcome a five stroke deficit to catch Ai Miyazato and Juli Inkster?  I have high hopes that see can!  

T1 Ai Miyazato   -3   F   -7   69   71   69       209    
T1 Juli Inkster   -3   F   -7   70   70   69       209    
T3 Hee Young Park   -3   F   -5   68   74   69       211    
T3 Momoko Ueda   -4   F   -5   75   68   68       211    
T3 Sun Young Yoo   -1   F   -5   70   70   71       211    
T3 Hee-Won Han   -1   F   -5   73   67   71       211    
T7 Yani Tseng   -1   F   -4   74   67   71       212    
T7 Cristie Kerr   -1   F   -4   68   73   71       212    
T7 Suzann Pettersen   E   F   -4   70   70   72       212    
T10 Vicky Hurst   -3   F   -3   73   71   69       213    
T10 Sakura Yokomine   -3   F   -3   73   71   69       213    
T10 In-Kyung Kim   -1   F   -3   70   72   71       213    
T10 Na Yeon Choi   -1   F   -3   73   69   71       213    
T10 Angela Stanford   +2   F   -3   68   71   74       213    
T15 Michelle Wie   -3   F   -2   72   73   69       214    
T15 Jee Young Lee   -4   F   -2   73   73   68       214    
T15 Inbee Park   -3   F   -2   72   73   69       214    
T15 Maria Hjorth   -1   F   -2   73   70   71       214    
T15 Amy Yang   -1   F   -2   73   70   71       214    
T15 Lindsey Wright   -1   F   -2   72   71   71       214    
T15 Jiyai Shin   E   F   -2   71   71   72       214    
T15 Karrie Webb   E   F   -2   70   72   72       214    

February 27, 2010 Posted by | golf | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HHSAA Wrestling Team Standings After Day One Trials

Due to the tsunami warning, the HHSAA State Wrestling Championships will be rescheduled to Sunday, February 28, 2010.  Weigh-ins will begin at 7 a.m. (scratch weight plus 4 pounds).  Wrestling will begin immediately after weigh-ins and wrestling will continue, without break, until completion.  Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

HHSAA Boys Team Standings after day one
Code Team Score
1 PUN Punahou 104.0
2 KSK Kam.-Oahu 88.5
3 LAH Lahainaluna 73.0
4 CAM Campbell 47.5
5 MOA Moanalua 41.5
6 FAR Farrington 41.0
7 PEC Pearl City 30.5
8 KAH Kahuku 29.0
9 MOL Molokai 26.5
10 IOL Iolani 26.0
10 MIL Mililani 26.0
12 DMN Damien 24.0
13 ROS Roosevelt 22.0
14 KON Konawaena 21.0
15 KAS Kaiser 20.0
16 AIE Aiea 19.0
17 BAL Baldwin 17.0
17 KPO Kapolei 17.0
19 KEA Kealakehe 14.0
19 MAR Maryknoll 14.0
19 MAU Maui 14.0
22 HPA Hawaii Prep 13.5
23 WAK Waiakea 13.0
24 CAS Castle 12.0
25 HBA Hawaii Baptist 11.0
25 HON Honokaa 11.0
25 KSH Kam. – Hawaii 11.0
25 STL Saint Louis 11.0
29 MPI Mid Pacific 10.5
30 KIM Kaimuki 10.0
31 MCK McKinley 9.5
32 RAD Radford 9.0
33 KIN King Kekaulike 8.0
34 WAN Waianae 6.0
35 LEI Leilehua 4.0
35 WAP Waipahu 4.0
37 HIL Hilo 3.0
37 KLH Kalaheo 3.0
37 KEU Keaau 3.0
40 HNL Hanalani 2.0
41 KSM Kam. – Maui 1.0
42 LAN Lanai 0.0
42 LAU Laupahoehoe 0.0
42 WAL Waialua 0.0

February 27, 2010 Posted by | Wrestling | | 2 Comments

HHSAA Wrestling Championships Postponed Due to Tsunami Alert

Kamehameha's Jenna Aina advanced to Sunday's semi finals

Tsunami Warnings have postponed the Boys and Girls state wrestling championships until Sunday, according to Big Island Interscholastic Federation wrestling coordinator, Keith Tolentino.

“We’re going to have weigh INS at 7a.m. on Sunday and then go straight through with the matches, without any breaks,” Tolentino said.

After day one of the HHSAA Champions there were eleven BIIF wrestlers advancing to the semi finals.

Following are the girl’s team standings after opening day trials:

HHSAA Wrestling Championships Girls Standings

 
1 KAH Kahuku 76.0
2 PUN Punahou 59.0
3 PEC Pearl City 58.5
4 KSK Kam.-Oahu    56.0
5 AIE Aiea 50.0
6 KSH Kam-Hawaii 45.0
7 LAH Lahainaluna 36.0
8 KON Konawaena 31.5
9 CAM Campbell 26.0
10 ROS Roosevelt 24.0
11 IOL Iolani 23.0
12 MOL Molokai 21.5
13 RAD Radford 21.0
14 KEA Kealakehe 19.0
15 KLN Kalani 18.0
15 KPO Kapolei 18.0
17 MOA Moanalua 16.0
18 FAR Farrington 14.0
18 HON Honokaa 14.0
20 MAU Maui 13.0
21 MCK McKinley 12.0
22 HAN Hana 11.0
23 PBA Pacific Buddhist 10.0
23 PRI S.A. Priory 10.0
25 MIL Mililani 9.0
25 WAK Waiakea 9.0
27 BAL Baldwin 7.0
27 HBA HI Baptist 7.0
27 KIL Kailua 7.0
27 WAN Waianae 7.0
31 KLH Kalaheo 6.0
32 HPA HI Prep 5.0
32 KAS Kaiser 5.0
32 KIN King Kekaulike 5.0
32 LEI Leilehua 5.0
32 UHS University 5.0
37 LAN Lanai 4.0
38 CAS Castle 3.0
38 KAU Ka`u 3.0
38 KSM Kam.-Maui 3.0
38 SHA Sacred Hearts 3.0
42 HIL Hilo 0.0
42 KEU Keaau 0.0
42 MPI Mid Pacific 0.0
42 STF St. Francis 0.0
42 WAP Waipahu 0.0

February 27, 2010 Posted by | Wrestling | , , , | Leave a comment

Eleven BIIF Wrestlers Advance to Semi’s at HHSAA

Kamehameha's Nalu Souza, 120, advances to semi finals

   Big Island wrestlers fared well in day one of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association wrestling championships held Friday at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu to advance into Saturday’s semi-finals.

   Kamehameha-Keaau advanced a total of five wrestlers, Konawaena four, Waiakea one and Hawaii Prep had one.

   For the boys it was Kona’s Sage Aoki, 108, and Jimmy Romualdo, 135, along with Kamehameha’s Nalu Souza, 120, and HPA’s Keoni Colson making it into Saturday’s semis.

   For the girls Kamehameha Meghan Aina, 98, Jenna Aina, 114, Rustee-Ann Johansen, 130 and Kaopua Sutton, 175, along with Waiakea’s Tracey Poch, 155, and Kona’s Tamalei Louis, 125, and Alexandra Aoki, 103, make the semis.

   All eleven wrestlers are the Big Island Interscholastic Federation individual champions for their respective weight class.

  Alexandra Aoki was the BIIF highest state finisher last year finishing with a second place medal. 

  The big surprise was Honokaa’s Geo Chavez-Pardini, 160, who dropped his opening match during the trials and now needs to work his way through the consolation bracket in order to medal in the top six.

February 26, 2010 Posted by | Wrestling | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment