This week we are taking a closer look at something we feel doesn’t get enough attention which is eating disorders in our senior populations.
Eating disorders are generally thought of as something that occurs in younger age ranges and there is a lot of information about eating disorders that relate to this demographic, however the issue still very much resides in seniors, yet there is very limited resources on how to help cope and overcome this problem.
In This Episode You Will Learn:
1). Why we felt it was important to talk about eating disorders in seniors and how the stereotype of this being a “younger” issue is not the case.
2). How “image” drives a lot of how we view ourselves no matter what age you are at especially in the age of social media and how this can negatively affect our opinions of our bodies and progress.
3). How to identify dieting and eating patterns that are becoming un-healthy and affecting a life and why it’s so important to be aware of what this is doing to not only our bodies but emotional state as well.
4). Why over-exercising can also be a problem for many seniors as this can contribute to an un-healthy body and mind state especially if the body isn’t getting enough nutrients.
5). What you can do to get help or help someone you know/love if you feel the signs of an eating disorder are prevalent and know that you are not alone no matter what age you are.
Senior Fitness with Meredith
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Senior Fitness with Meredith is a podcast covering a wide range of health topics for seniors with enriching episodes dedicated to physical and mental wellness, nutrition, positive spirits, and motivation for leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
Meredith Chen is an AFAA-certified personal and group fitness trainer and the host of the popular YouTube channel, Senior Fitness with Meredith. She has been training for over 15 years, has been endorsed by healthcare professionals and physical therapists, and has shadowed top industry experts to continuously create the best and safest content for her viewers and participants.
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