19. February 2013 08:20
Are you on track with your New Year’s Resolution to achieve a healthy weight in 2013? February is often the time when folks start getting lax on their healthy resolutions. And with our media reporting rapid weight loss solutions, it is natural for everyone to want to lose it quickly and see immediate results. But, I am sure it will come as no surprise to you that evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily are more successful at keeping weight off.
Did you know that in 2011, 29% of Virginians over the age of 65 self-reported themselves as obese. Both young and more mature folks can reap significant health benefits be achieving a healthy weight. The CDC suggests 5 steps as you get started on your journey to lose weight.
Step 1: Make a commitment.
Step 2: Take stock of where you are.
Step 3: Set realistic goals.
Step 4: Identify resources for information and support.
Step 5: Continually "check in" with yourself to monitor your progress.
Also, have you visited SeniorNavigator's Aging Well: Healthy Choices Solution Center? If not, please do. It’s a great way to help you make healthy lifestyle choices at any stage of your life and keep you on track!