Being overweight can contribute to a number of serious health issues; heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke to name a few – but carrying all of that extra weight can also make it very difficult and uncomfortable to get around. Some people seem to be of the belief that fitness is no longer appropriate for people of advanced age and that they are just stuck with the body that they have because they are too old to start exercising, but this could not be further from the truth.
If you want to look and feel better and give yourself the best possible chance of staying healthy as you age, you should certainly begin and keep up with a regular exercise routine and start burning off the excess weight that you are carrying around. Your fitness plan doesn’t have to be all that elaborate; in fact it can start with something as simple as thirty minute walks a few days a week.
Fill your doctor and home health care provider in on your plans to start a fitness program in order to get appropriate suggestions and precautions so you can remain as safe as possible. You primary care physician and home health aide will also be able to give you suggestions for a healthier diet so you can get all of the necessary nutrients your body needs while limiting the amount of unhealthy or empty calories you consume.
Regardless of your age, obesity will certainly lower your quality of life and increase your risk for disease. It’s never too late to make the decision to adopt a lifestyle change and to work toward becoming healthier.