Maintaining a healthy weight is a worthwhile goal at any time of your life, because as you age, your metabolism slows. Which, sadly, I’ve seen firsthand…
I’ve also found that with my slower metabolism, I’ve also lost the time during the day that I was active. And when people become less active, the body’s proportion of fat increase and muscle decrease. To compensate for this, you must lead a lifestyle with good eating habits and daily physical activity. By making small changes in your exercise regime and diet, you can balance your food intake with your physical activity ensuring you a healthy weight. Here’s 3 ways you can get fit with small changes to your daily regimen:
- Incorporate up to 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise each week, or a mix of both.
- Opt for nutrient-rich foods, packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and low in calories.
- Eat a variety of foods from all food groups, allowing you to get the nutrients your body needs.
If you notice you have decreased your regular activities or made poor food choices, make a commitment to get back on track!
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics