Ageing and Exercise for the Elderly

Author: Aditya Mahajan Assessment Division, Institute of Nutrition and Fitness Sciences (INFS)   Key Points: Aging results in the number of changes in the musculoskeletal system which results in a decline in physical functions and abilities like strength, flexibility, and power are compromised. Regular exercise is known to be an effective intervention for reversing this … Continue reading Ageing and Exercise for the Elderly

Nutritional Requirements of the Elderly

Author: Aditya Mahajan Assessment Division, Institute of Nutrition and Fitness Sciences (INFS) Key Points:  Aging results in the reduction in caloric requirement. Caloric restriction (CR) is a proven intervention in the prevention of chronic diseases and promoting healthy aging. Caloric intake should be kept between 1.30 to 1.52 times the REE.  Protein requirement … Continue reading Nutritional Requirements of the Elderly