Nutritional wellness has been described as the celebration and education of cooking and healthy food choices, its impact on mental health, and exploring the physical and emotional relationship humans have with food. – hopeway.org
Because what we eat is influenced by so much more than just our hunger, nutrition wellness is the silver bullet in disease prevention and is the gateway to living a longer and happier life.
Healthy aging involves the interaction between genes, the environment, and lifestyle factors, particularly diet and physical activity. Worldwide, the increase in life span has led to an increase in morbidity and mortality as the result of chronic, lifestyle-influenced diseases such as
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
Nutrition wellness aims to provide a framework for assessing nutrient adequacy at the individual level. With time, such therapy can effect changes in a person’s lifestyle to optimize health during aging. Health care providers must consider all the lifestyle and environmental factors contributing to suboptimal lifestyle patterns.