Maintaining healthy eating habits is important at all stages of life, but as we age we may experience some unexpected barriers that make these habits more difficult. There are several ways to make healthy eating easier as we adapt to changes in schedules, health, and ability. Here are a few tips to incorporate as we move into the winter where it can feel even more difficult to make healthy choices:

  1. Use a grocery order service. Making it to the grocery store can feel overwhelming, especially in the winter when road conditions become slippery. There are many grocery order services that help take the stress out of grocery shopping! You can order through larger stores like Walmart, Meijer, and Aldi to have your groceries delivered right to your door. 
  2. Buy precut. If you’re struggling to hold utensils or food while preparing it, you can buy precut vegetables, fruit, and meat. Precut items allow for you to incorporate the healthy foods you like without struggling to clean and cut them up. 
  3. Update your kitchenware. Preparing food at home can feel like a chore sometimes, especially when you have to use several heavy dishes or appliances. If you have a hard time lifting your ceramic plates, glass mixing bowls, or heavy pans it might be time to upgrade to new, lighter cookware. Making food preparation and cleanup easier and safer makes healthy eating more realistic!

The above information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, consultation, treatment, or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition or physical limitation. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or seen.

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