Weight loss is always a concern at all stages of one’s life. However, this becomes a major concern when one is over 60 years of age. This is because, at that age, one is very susceptible to chronic diseases which can lead to potentially fatal conditions. Such chronic conditions include diabetes and high blood pressure, both of which have been linked to incidences of stroke and cardiac arrest.
While losing weight after 60 is not always easy, here are some tried and tested approaches to shedding off the fat.
The importance of what you eat in relation to weight gain cannot be overstated. Indeed the old saying that one is what he or she eats holds true for most of the time. Simply by managing what we eat and in what quantities, we can shed plenty of calories and manage weight. Eating right means ensuring that you eat a balanced diet with all the nutrients that are needed. It also means reducing or completely eliminating food with a lot of added sugar or trans fats.
While most people imagine spending hours in a gym in order to get a good physical workout, the truth of the matter is that this can be achieved by doing something as simple as walking for 30 minutes every day.. Physical workouts, especially for individuals over 60, do not need to be strenuous. The good news here is that it is always possible to vary the intensity of any physical activity to suit one’s needs. Physical activities promote muscle strength, help to burn excess calories, and generally improve the health of your heart. All these factors help to encourage weight loss and better health.
It is important to note that before engaging in any physical activity, it is a good idea to consult your doctor. You should also have the right shoes and clothes in order to minimize the chances of injury.
Although this may come as a surprise to many people, there is a close association between our minds and our bodies. For example, when people are stressed, there is a tendency to reach out for comfort food, most of which is typically high in sugar. If stress is not managed properly, it may result in an individual gaining weight. When your loved one engages in meditation, it helps them to overcome stress and thus avoid comfort food. Meditation also helps to promote mindfulness which in turn allows an individual to be more conscious of the choices they are making.
Drinking water is also an important factor when it comes to weight loss. Our bodies need water to carry out many cell functions. This is the reason why our metabolism is affected when we are dehydrated. By drinking enough water, we are able to increase our metabolism and this, in turn, helps us to shed weight.
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