Healthy Body Weight is Essential to Aging Adults
You’re out of excuses and you may be running out of time, too!
Remain fully functional and active for a long, healthy life without regrets.
Each previous day’s activity, or lack of it, is now paying you back with compounding interest.
TODAY you are deciding on the quality of the rest of your days.
Here are 3 tips to get to a healthy weight.
Healthy Weight Tip #1: Know what you WANT and DON’T WANT.
You want… to feel good, look better, improve complexion, hair and nails, energy levels, and sleep quality.
And you don’t want… increased health issues from a weak and overburdened immune system, foot pain, joint pain, lack of energy, poor complexion, problems sleeping and apnea, increased risk of chronic disease like pulmonary and cardiac problems, diabetes, arthritis and stroke.
You want… to enjoy activities with family and friends, or grandchildren, walk without exhaustion, take vacations and travel.
And you don’t want… a higher likelihood of surgery that also carries a high risk of postoperative complications.
You want… to live independently, with dignity.
And you don’t want… a spouse, family member or paid caregiver helping you with your activities of daily living like bathing, eating, dressing.
Healthy Tip #2: Create a Strategy
- Keep a journal.
- Eat real food.
- Get enough sleep.
- Eat during 10-12 hours of the day, then stop early in the evening.
- Rev up your metabolism with resistance exercises/ building muscle
Healthy Tip #3: Accountability
Friends and Your Healthy Weight
Pick your friends carefully.
Friends make a big difference on your health and wellbeing – for better and for worse. Its GREAT to get an accountability partner for weight loss or maintenance.
Entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker, Jim Rohn taught, “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
Intentionally choose healthy and active friends.
Share your thoughts in the comment box below…
Are you staying strong throughout this wellness challenge?
Do you need to recommit this week? If so, that’s ok. Just do it.
What do your biggest successes and struggles look like this week?