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  • Writer's pictureRobin Masters

Healthy Weight Management

Updated: Jan 29, 2023

One of the most helpful things we can do for ourselves as we age is to maintain a healthy weight. It is essential to our overall health, balance, joint mobility and cardiovascular efficiency.

We are tempted with choices each day. Part of making a good choice is clear thinking and education. Planned shopping, food preparation and governing how we actually feel can help make for better commitments to our eating habits. Our body is our barometer. Tracking helps accountability. So does the mirror, your clothes and the bathroom scale.

Our sleep habits have a lot to do with choice-making and overall body function. We are creatures of habit. Starting the day feeling rested is one foot in the right direction. Eating a good breakfast is the next step. We set our metabolism when we eat, fuelling the body for the energy we need for the tasks at hand. As the day peaks, just like the sun, we are at our brightest and need the most energy. As the day wanes, we taper off. So should our food intake as we again prepare for rest.

There is a lot of support out there to guide us so be sure you get your input from a trusted and quality resource. Schedule in a professional to assist you with your health needs and aging changes. A Registered Dietitian is a free service from Health Link BC if you just dial 811. They can guide you into better choices to support health conditions and personal preferences.

We want to feel better and we can do better so have a heart-to-heart with your doctor if you want to make some changes. Simply put: eat well for the energy you need. If you know it’s a busy day ahead, then fuel yourself with a good breakfast and pack a few snacks for the journey. Your better health is all about what you put in your mouth. Thank yourself for good choices in aging well and own the results!

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