Real Life Experts on… Fitness and Nutrition in Aging

October 2, 2017 - 2 minutes read

In the latest issue of Partnering Together, we put together ideas and resources for healthy living. Our Real Life Experts shared their perspectives on aspects of fitness and nutrition across the LifeCourse.

Below, is an excerpt from the Aging column, written by MO2F Family Leaders, Clayton and Melissa Porter. The couple shared their frustration with diet and exercise and what they have learned as they are working to live a healthy life into the golden years.

Aging life stage iconAm I staying as physically active as possible?


The Debt: It’s like a credit card. You love the flexibility it gives
but hate having to discipline yourself to pay it off each month.
After 30 years of marriage we found ourselves reminiscing over
yesterday, when we used to be slim, active and healthy. Now,
perusing old pictures while we balanced the picture album on our
protruding bellies we wondered how we got into such a mess.

The Myth: It’s easy to buy into the myth that, because we’re
older it would be near impossible to get back into shape. Yearly
physicals brought information that required us to take action
or pay the consequences. We had “overdrawn” on our wellness
account you might say. We have now learned that saying you
are too old to make changes is a myth.

Read the full column and check out what the other Real Life Experts had to say in our latest issue at


Photo: Real Life Experts, Clayton & MelissaClayton and Melissa,
Kansas City, MO
Clayton and Melissa are a married couple in Kansas City.

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