As you age, it's more important than ever to take of your health. Explore these articles for information and resources that can help you stay mentally and physically fit.
Your Guide to Weight Loss Over 60
The basics of weight loss are the same at any age—burn more calories than you consume and eat a healthy diet with more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and leaner cuts of meat. But as you age your metabolism slows down making it difficult to lose unwanted weight. In addition, you may not be as active as you used to be.
Old-Fashioned Vegetable Barley Soup
Perfect on a cold day, this quick and easy vegetarian soup, packed with vegetables and a whole grain, can be on your table in about 30 minutes. Ingredients 4 Servings...
How to Get Enough Vitamin D in the Winter
Your body needs vitamin D to stay healthy and fight infections. While there are a number of ways to get vitamin D, the majority is produced by the body in...
- Staying Healthy
How Your Care Management Team Helps You Stay Healthy
As a Tufts Health Plan member, you have access to our Care Management team, which consists of health experts who assist in coordinating care and managing any health or social concerns. Our experts can help if you get sick, have an injury or social need like food or transportation, or are looking for ways to stay healthy.
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Chicken Mole With Tortilla Strips
Celebrate Hispanic heritage with this classic Mexican dish. Mole (pronounced MOH-lay) is a rich, dark reddish-brown sauce made from onions, garlic, chilies, and a bit of Mexican chocolate, usually served with poultry. This version uses unsweetened cocoa powder instead of chocolate to reduce the added sugar and saturated fat.
- Staying Healthy
Get a Good Night’s Sleep at Any Age
Are you having trouble sleeping at night? Older adults need about the same amount of sleep as all adults — seven to nine hours each night — but this goal can become more difficult to achieve as you age.
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Slow Cooker Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup
You don't have to spend hours in the kitchen for the rich flavor of homemade chicken soup. Just add your ingredients to the slow cooker, then set it and forget it!
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Italian Sausage Stew
This six-ingredient recipe is simple to prepare and simply delicious. Serve with whole-wheat rolls or over whole-wheat pasta.
- Plan Information
What Is the Difference Between an HMO Plan and a PPO Plan?
When comparing plans, it’s important to have all the information you need to choose a plan that’s right for you. When it comes to Medicare Advantage plans, there are similarities and differences between HMO and PPO plans.
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- Preventive Health
Stay Up to Date With COVID-19 Vaccines, Including Boosters
Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people 65 and older who received both doses of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines showed a 94% reduced risk of COVID-19-related hospitalization. Getting your COVID-19 booster is important to maintain protection against COVID-19.
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Teriyaki Salmon with Cauliflower Rice
This dish needs some marinating time, but it's well worth the wait. Try prepping the marinade in the morning, so the fish is ready to cook at dinnertime. The rice mixture soaks up the delicious sauce.
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- Staying Healthy
The Health Benefits of Pets
Cute, cuddly, and… good for your health? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) having a pet is linked to several health benefits including decreased blood pressure, decreased feelings of loneliness and anxiety, and increased physical activity and social opportunities.
Maple-Glazed Sweet Potato Casserole
Slash the calories of a classic holiday favorite with a twist using whipped egg whites, making our version light and fluffy.
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