Nutritious menus help transform Holiday Retirement resident health
It's no surprise that as we get older, it gets harder to lose weight. Not to mention, it's not unusual for seniors to eat high calorie, nutrition-poor meals at home, which can contribute to unhealthy weight gain. No matter your age, making healthy eating a priority can be easier than you think—particularly when you have an encouraging community surrounding you, offering frequent exercise activities and supporting you and your healthy choices.
And what better time to make healthy eating your number one goal than National Nutrition Month? And if you're in need of a little inspiration to kick-start your healthy lifestyle, check out these transformation stories from three Holiday Retirement residents who saw major weight loss after moving to a Holiday Retirement community, eating properly and getting active often for the first time in years.
Carla Harker and Lisa Sherrod from Creekside Terrace
Carla wanted to lose weight and live healthier to help combat her high blood pressure. When living alone, she often splurged on fast food and desserts too often and her motivation to lose weight faded.
Since moving to Holiday Retirement's Creekside Terrace, Carla lost her last 20 pounds by eating three healthy meals a day and exercising through daily walks and cleaning her apartment. "My clothes fit better, I like looking in the mirror again, and my confidence has gone through the roof. Moving to Creekside Terrace was better for my health than I ever could have expected."
Before moving to the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, retirement community, Lisa had trouble eating balanced meals. She often overindulged in junk food and desserts, leading to unhealthy weight gain. After living at the community for a couple of years, her eating habits at meals were improving. But, about a year ago, Lisa experienced trouble breathing one night and knew it was time to take control of her health. Lisa ditched the unhealthy foods in her apartment, swapping them out for small, nutritious meals throughout the day. She especially loves that Creekside Terrace has fresh fruit on hand to satisfy her sweet tooth.
Lisa's lifestyle changes resulted in her dropping an impressive 61 pounds in 11 months. Lisa says her weight loss has helped reduce flare-ups from her multiple sclerosis, and she can now walk the halls of Creekside Terrace with ease.
Cherry Strube from Renaissance-Austin
When Cherry moved to the Austin, Texas, senior living community, she found a new, healthy lifestyle. She couples exercise with social activities, walking each level of the retirement community every evening.
Cherry has lost a whopping 27 pounds since moving to Holiday Retirement's Renaissance-Austin! She credits it to more exercise and the nutritious meals she's enjoying. "The meals that are offered at Renaissance-Austin are the best in the country. They're delicious and good for you."
Interested in learning more about healthy lifestyles and the dining experience at a Holiday Retirement community near you? Get "Inside the Kitchen" and in touch with us today!