What’s the obesity breakdown this week? Fighting obesity is a daily challenge. In this breakdown, let’s talk about how important your habits are today, in order to stay fit later!
Eating healthy and staying fit doesn’t seem as urgent when you’re young… but when our metabolism slows as we get older, our bodies don’t always bounce back as quick.
Your body burns calories (metabolism) slows down as you age. If you decrease activities as you age, but continue to eat the same as usual, you’ll gain weight. To maintain a healthy weight, stay active and eat healthy.
That’s why we want to build healthy habits now!
According to MediKeeper are some healthy habits to build:
- Drink a gallon of water every day. Drinking more water has too many health benefits to fit into this blog post. Know however that your decision to drink more water can impact brain health, heart health and body weight in positive ways.
- Walk for 30 minutes every day. The American Heart Association recommends that you engage in moderate exercise for at least 150 minutes per week. One way to remember this is for you to participate in a physical activity for 30 minutes 5 days per week. And it does not have to be running if you hate running. You can derive just as much benefit from walking for 30 minutes for 5 days in a week.
- Eat one piece of fruit. When it comes to vitamins and minerals, people turn to supplements. And while supplements are great, fruits are a healthy natural source. Fruits also add roughage to your system and help with bowel movements. Constipation gone.
Remember to consult your physician to see how you can manage your weight and how COVID-19 may impact you.
This was the obesity break this week!