Healthy Body Weight for Your Age

As you get older, nutritional needs change and you may find that you have to fight the battle of the bulge all throughout your senior life. The joys of aging may include not being so conscious about your weight and just relaxing. But even as a senior, you need to think about weight management. It can become more difficult as you get older because of the changes in your body.

Maintaining a healthy body weight can keep you in top shape all throughout your senior years. It also prevents various health problems like diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, stroke, and loss of mental acuity. Ask your doctor what your ideal body weight should be. One indicator of whether you’re overweight or not is through the body mass index or BMI.