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Can you make a resolution to live a healthier and happier life? These days, there’s no shortage of weight-loss programs or nutritional advice — media outlets are constantly releasing ‘late-breaking’ reports about dietary discoveries, many of which contradict previous recommendations. This makes it quite difficult for anyone to know what actions to take.


But if you are middle aged, there’s an additional obstacle: Very little of what we read and hear is specifically geared to providing dietary and nutritional guidance for people age 50 and over. Yet, midlife is a time when natural physiological changes and the cumulative results of longstanding lifestyle habits demand that we rethink how we eat if we are to remain vital.


This eBook from PBS and Next Avenue gathers advice and wisdom from blogs and articles written for, a Web site designed for those in this new phase of life that we call Adult, Part 2. Next Avenue’s Fiftysomething Diet takes direct aim at the nutritional needs of those in the second stage of adulthood. Each chapter presents dietary suggestions that can maximize physical and cognitive wellness in the face of the normal bodily shifts and increased risk of disease that occur with age.


Whether your goal is to shed pounds, boost energy, beat back dementia or generally maintain good health and a sense of well-being, The Fiftysomething Diet points the way.

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