Farmer's MarketA new study says if older adults cut calories for an extended period, they can lose weight and gain all the added benefits associated with weight loss. Published in the journal Cell Metabolism, the findings are based on a study of non-obese adults who, over a two-year period, reduced their caloric intake, thereby causing a drop in their metabolic rates and therefore stress levels. During the study, participants who cut their calories lost an average of about 19 pounds over a two-year period.

One way to trim calories is to eat more greens, vegetables, fruits and food closer to the farm, say nutrition experts. Which, in Boulder, will become a whole lot easier when the Boulder Farmer’s Market reopens in April after its winter hiatus. The Boulder Farmers Market, the brainchild of a group of local farmers, who came together with their vision of a local market in 1987, is one of the state’s most vibrant markets. In fact, it was named one of the top 50 in the country, according to Cooking Lite Magazine.

One of the benefits of Flatirons Terrace being situated in mid-town Boulder is easy access to the Boulder Farmer’s Market, just five minutes from the community at 13th Street between Canyon Street and Arapahoe Avenue. With a mission of supporting, promoting and expanding local agriculture, the folks running the market are focused on boosting the connection between local food producers and consumers. Today, about 150 vendors participate at the Boulder Farmers Marketing, which reopens on April 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and May 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

And if getting some great local greens, veggies, salsas, cheeses, and baked goods is not your sole reason for visiting the market, remember visiting the market gives visitors a great slice of the Boulder lifestyle experience, ranging from great people watching, music, exercise demonstrations and other entertainment to round out a visit.

Flatiron Terrace, from the beginning, has been focused on the resident dining experience and healthy eating. Check out our previous blog on Chef Liv, who keeps things fresh and healthy at our community. In addition to incorporating fresh good from local markets, such as the Farmer’s Market, residents enjoy dining options that match residents’ desire for flexibility.  As a result, we help residents cut those calories, stay light on their feet and live a healthier retirement lifestyle.

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