Diet Center Diet Tips

Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.

Apr 16, 2018 Tip

As you age, you may find that your metabolism slows down. This is a result of muscle loss. We lose muscle and increase body fat with age. For example, an average 25-year-old woman has 25% body fat.  This is a healthy percentage. An average 65-year-old woman has 43% body fat, which would be considered obese. A healthy body fat percent for women over 60 would be equal to or less than 31%. This loss in muscle and increase in body fat can be prevented with strength training exercises. Strength training 2 to 3 times a week can help you burn more calories and fat, even while you are at rest.

Besides helping with weight control, strength training can help improve cholesterol levels, prevent diabetes, prevent high blood pressure, relieve arthritic symptoms, and prevent osteoporosis. Promoting weight control through strength training can also help reduce the risk of cancer.

If you decide to begin a strength training routine, consult your physician prior to starting. It is also best to consult a training instructor on how to develop a safe, effective program for you. Consider incorporating strength training in your weekly routine. It can help you lose more weight, while gaining a lot of health benefits!