Eating Well After 50: Feeding the Body, Mind and Soul

Welcome to midlife: The last time your body experienced so many changes, you were in 7th grade, worrying about your latest crush and pimples. These days, your top-of-mind concerns are more along the lines of, Where’d my waistline go?, What’s my HDL number?, Where the heck are my keys?, and I hope that’s just a pimple.

“The changes adults experience as they hit their 50s can be overwhelming,” says Mark Liponis, M.D., medical director at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts. “Everyone’s gaining weight or having to work harder to keep their weight, the risk for heart disease, hypertension and other chronic conditions are going up, we’re starting to really understand that we can’t take our health for granted anymore — it’s a lot to deal with.”

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