By the year 2015, 45% of the U.S. population will be 50 or older. However, staying healthy has become a prevalent trend for this age group. 82% of adults 50 and older use the Internet to research health and wellness. Since 1987, the amount of Americans heading to the gym age 55 and up has increased 266% (making it the fastest growing age group among gym members). Over the next decade, U.S. baby boomers will spend $1 trillion dollars on wellness-based services, a significant increase from the previous amount of $200 million.
Dr. Bill Rice, DC, LAc, FACCN, DCBCN, Wholistic Practitioner and Medical Director at Wholistic Health Center in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Rice has a diplomate from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and the American Clinical Board of Nutrition. He holds Chiropractic and Nutrition licenses in New York, California and Florida and an acupuncture license in Florida. Dr. Rice has appeared on local TV and radio programs, been published in Nutritional Perspectives, North Shore Today and Elite Magazine.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor and dietitian may have recommended a low-salt, heart healthy diet that will keep your blood sugar levels in check. People with diabetes need to eat foods that are low on the glycemic index because these foods do not have a significant impact on blood sugar levels. When it comes to dining out, diabetic patients need to be especially careful about the types of foods they select at restaurants, cafes and fast food venues. Many dining destinations use extra salt and fats to flavor their foods and these foods can wreak havoc on the diabetic diet.
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