weekly blog--one for the ages
“In the last 10 years, the average move-in age in senior housing communities shifted from 78 to 83. If the move-in age continues to creep up at this rate, the wave of baby boomers will not start moving into senior living until 2022 to 2025, about five to eight years later than many forecasts call for. This would lead to a stubborn oversupply problem given recent construction rates. In two of its markets, Senior Living Communities has seen available beds increase 200% over a two-year period.” CEO of Senior Housing Communities
“Growing evidence supports the health benefits of intermittent eating in which you alternate periods of eating with periods of fasting. Studies show that intermittent fasting not only helps people lose weight, it may also improve brain and heart health and even increase exercise performance.” Neuroscience Lab Director National Institutes on Aging
The three methods on how to do it...The 5:2 fast: With this method, you eat normally for five days during the week. Then for two non-consecutive days, you generally eat less than 600 to 800 calories per day. This type of diet is called “fasting mimicking.”
Time-restricted feeding (TRF): There are several versions within this category. Essentially, you limit your feeding window to a certain time period, the most common being eight, ten or twelve hours. For example, you might stop eating at 7 pm and start eating again at 7 am.
The 24-hour fast: The premise of this daily diet is simple: You basically eat dinner every day and then restrict your calories the rest of the day. For example, you would try to consume under 150 to 200 calories for both breakfast and lunch so you’re eating about 400 calories until dinner. After that, you eat a regular dinner.