Calorie Requirements Differ for Older Adults

Active lifestyle for a healthy life
Active Elderly People require More Calories

In general, older adults require lesser calories than they did during their younger ages. The daily calorie requirements vary depending on your age, gender and activity level. The table below indicates the daily calorie requirements of adults aged 51 years and above. For a healthy diet plan for older adults, you can contact a dietitian/nutritionist at


Activity Level Calories per Day for Women Aged 51+ Calories per Day for Men Aged 51+
Sedentary (not active) 1,600 2,000
Moderately active 1,800 2,200 to 2,400
Active 2,000 to 2,200 2,400 to 2,800


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