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We all know the reasons why losing weight has become such a challenge – slower metabolism, loss of nutrients, hormonal changes . . .  Good news is it’s all reversible with some dedicated focus. So here goes:

  1. Strength Training or Resistance Training.  Many older adults consider cardio exercises like walking or treadmill to be sufficient.  Women in particular shy away from the concept of strength training. However, not only does strength training increase your metabolism it also increases the strength of muscle fibres, tendons, ligaments and bones.  This results in less risk of injury, better balance and agility, better coordination and higher energy levels. . . and the best form of strength training is yoga.
  2. Control Carbs and Sugar Intake.  Over age 60 we tend to have higher blood sugar due to insulin resistance.  The solution is to reduce carbs which in turn reduces your blood sugar making it easier to maintain a healthy weight.
  3. Drink Half Your Body Weight in Ounces of Water.  Simple enough, no explanation necessary!
  4. Add Magnesium to Your Diet.  Magnesium is an energy and metabolism boosting mineral.  Add magnesium citrate to your water with a little sea salt.

Tip numbers 5 – 9 coming soon . . .

Disclaimer:  I am not a nutritionist.  This data has been sourced from research.  Always discuss any changes in diet or fitness with your Doctor first.