The obesity epidemic we’re always talking about isn’t often focused on older folks, but weight loss benefits quality of life in seniors just as much as in younger people. When I decided to drop the pounds I’d gained during the pandemic last year, I took it very seriously. Of course, I joked around about wanting to fit into my clothing – and that was an important factor as I didn’t want to have to replace my wardrobe – but the other factors are critically important too.
Last year taught me a lot about weight maintenance and how important it is to incorporate into my everyday lifestyle. After having done well with my weight for several years, the pandemic proved to me that I am not immune – so to speak – to habits such as bad food choices, overeating and skipping my regular exercise.
Weight loss over 55 years old is an entirely new ballgame. When I was in my teens and 20s, I could decide that I needed to lose a couple of pounds before the weekend, and after a few… Read More