4 Weight Management Tips for Seniors
They say that as you age, your body is just not what it used to be. This can’t be more true than it is as you enter the senior years. Welcome to brittle bones, protruding middles, and watching everything begin to sag. Although aging and the signs of aging are inevitable, it is possible to stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight.
Here are a Four Weight Management Tips for Seniors
According to the Stretch Coach, stretching is the “process of placing particular parts of the body into a position that will lengthen, or elongate, the muscles and associated soft tissues”. Have you ever noticed that getting shorter seems to be a part of the “growing old” packaged deal? It doesn’t have to be that way. Not only can stretching lengthen your body, it can also keep the blood and circulation flowing and increase your range of motion which leads to a better quality of life.
Move Your Body
Exercise is great for managing your weight. It doesn’t have to be strenuous. Consistency is more important. You can take a walk in the evening after your dinner. Swim classes are great low-impact workouts. Even regular yard work can be great for your health. Be sure to consult with your doctor before you start any exercise routine.
It would be tempting to reduce your calories as you age, because the fat just doesn’t melt off like it used to do. Just don’t starve yourself or be too obsessed with counting calories. Make sure you are getting healthy portions of fruit, vegetables, healthy fats and healthy proteins. As you make healthier food choices, you should be able to notice that you have more energy, a clearer head, and possibly some healthy weight loss!
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
The quality of sleep you get the night before affects everything that happens the next day. It affects your mood and your cravings. Yes, if you get little to no sleep, you will crave those not so healthy sweet or salty snacks. In addition, a good night’s sleep helps keep your hormones balanced. When everything is balanced, you can more easily maintain your weight.
Weight management is tricky at any age. As a senior, you want to do your best to keep your body strong and healthy. This makes for a greater quality of life. So lace up those shoes, grab a buddy and take a walk around the block, or go walking solo. To your health!