Keeping a healthy weight is important for any age but it even more important when you are a senior. Keeping a healthy weight will allow you not to worry about increasing health issues and will help you to remain active throughout the day.
Keeping Your Mobility
Excess weight gain can make it hard for you to move around. As we age, our joints are more susceptible to wear, and tear and an increased weight makes you more at risk. Excess fat can put an increased pressure on your joints and even your muscles. This could lead to you becoming sedentary which is not something that you need to be. The more active you are, the better you will feel.
Excess weight can cause an increased risk of pain, especially for a senior. If you already suffer from painful areas, such as joint in your body suffering from arthritis, the excess weight will bring pressure down on these areas which will increase your pain. You may be forced to take more pain medication than you wish, or you may have to deal with more pain. To avoid this, you can maintain a healthy weight to ensure that you do not have to deal with any unnecessary pain.
Being overweight can put you at risk for health issues like diabetes, cancer, heart attacks and even falls. To avoid this, you must maintain a healthy weight that will help prevent these illnesses. Studies have shown that overweight people have an increased health risk. You could even find yourself more likely to come down with colds and the flu. Maintaining an ideal body weight as recommended by your doctor can help to prevent this problem.
Keeping a healthy weight may seem like a challenging thing to do but with the right diet and exercise, you should have no problem doing so. There are many simple exercises out there that will help you to lose weight and help to keep any excess weight off. Speaking with your doctor about the foods you should be eating is also imperative. Another important thing to have is an awesome support system to help you to maintain your weight and have great health. At The Arbors Assisted Living, you will have a great support system that is geared towards your health and happiness.