Weight Over 60
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Weight Factors for Individuals Over 60
By the time that we reach 60 we are well into our middle years. Because the risk of death rises with each decade that we're on earth, it becomes more important to pay attention to the foods we eat, the liquids that we drink, the amount of activity that we put into our day as well as other things that we choose to put into our body.
Our short-list of things to eliminate, reduce or eradicate from our life includes: tobacco, drugs and unnecessary medicines - and this encompasses over the counter medications.
The Ageing Body's Cell Degeneration Health
As we age the body become more susceptible to illness as the body cannot repair cell damage as sufficiently as it did in its younger years.
This is why it's so vital that we are careful about getting around people who might be ill; the flu can quickly sap life in the older individual.
Medications in Senior Years Can Cause Medical Issues
In addition, medications that once produced no side-effects may make us feel dizzy or disoriented in our older years.
We live in a society that encourages antidotes to rid every tiny ache and pain that our body experiences. We have a headache - we reach for a pain killer which in turn poses risks to our liver or kidneys - and for seniors, poses significant risk for stroke.
Tummy ache? No problem, because the big and great pharma has a cure for that too.
The human body will generally heal itself of small ills all by itself.
Keeping Healthy Via Recommended Body Weight
As to body weight, keep in mind that ALL data charts and recommendations related to such that are found online should be taken with a grain of salt.
They can be used as a pattern to set fitness goals - but because each of us are created differently, our ideal weight differs.
This is why there is no 'perfect weight chart'.
However, some of our ills are rooted in weight gain and excess body fat. For example, an individual is one-hundred pounds overweight. They are experiencing horrible digestive issues, chiefly related to GERD. Rather than lose weight, they keep eating as usual and use medications to control their heartburn and other issues related to GERD.
Many Elements Effect Body Weight, Such as Muscle Mass
While your friend or even family member who is 5'6" in height might be at a perfect weight of 137 pounds, you might be best at 150 pounds because you have more muscle mass and a larger body frame.
Also keep in mind that individuals - particularly women who have larger bust areas as well as buttocks will weigh more heavily than individuals who don't.
Even the length of one's hair can impact the bathroom scales.
Healthy Body Weight for Individuals 60 to 70 Years Old
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