Balance and Wellness for Healthy Aging
For Cabot Creamery, the art of aging is at the heart of our cheese making. Each cheddar flavor has been hand-tended and kept for just the right amount of time for a specific profile. There are no fixed times for certain flavors, but rather a qualitative judgment by our expert cheddar graders.
We believe the same is true about healthy aging. Health experts agree a lifestyle that includes regular physical activity, volunteering, social engagement, enjoying healthy meals and snacks, as well as having a grateful heart and generous spirit is the perfect recipe for good health and longevity. Check out our featured recipes and success strategies and programs that will help keep you sharper than our cheddar!
MAKE A HABIT OUT OF HEALTHY EATING & EXERCISE
Strategies for Success
Use our Bones, Muscles and Brains: Your Strong Aging Plan to help you stay active and strong.
Keeping a food diary helps with accountability & provides a sense of accomplishment when goals are achieved.
Find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or exercise specialist & work on individualized changes and adopt healthy habits for good.
STAYING ACTIVE AS A WAY OF LIFE
Daily physical activity is important for mental and physical health and enables you to achieve your goals. Staying active can improve your mood and balance, decrease your risk of developing certain diseases and conditions, while helping you maintain a longer independent life. Check out Bones, Muscles and Brains: Your Aging Strong Plan. A protein-rich diet along with exercise can help you stay fit and keep your mind sharp.
We have a few easy ways to add protein to your diet! Cabot’s cheddar + black beans equal a protein powerhouse. They come together deliciously in this Black Bean, Pumpkin & Cheddar Grits Bowl.
Perhaps you prefer a smoothie with berries, Greek Yogurt and juice (add kale or spinach for a nice boost). Our breakfast burrito or egg white and veggie omelet might appeal to you or perhaps Oatmeal with milk, topped with nuts or nut butter or this Overnight Yogurt Muesli with oats and fruit.
Be sure to consult your health care provider about any concerns before starting a new exercise program or increasing the amount of activity you do now.
Meals should include naturally nutrient-rich foods to help you maintain energy, promote digestive health, support bone and muscle strength, and prevent or delay disease or conditions.
Eat Good Foods, Feel Well
Maximize the power of protein for building & maintaining muscle strength.
20 to 30 grams of protein rich foods (eggs, dairy, fish, poultry, lean meats, beans and nut butter) at each
Eat 2 fish meals per week-purchase small, wild-caught fish to reduce mercury exposure.