7 Key Tips to Prevent Weight Gain As You Get Older

· April 19, 2017
As you grow older, your metabolism slows down and it's easier to gain weight. So how can you stay in shape and stay healthy as you age? Find out this in article!

We all tend to gain a few extra pounds as we get older.

This isn’t healthy. However, it can be prevented, to a greater or lesser extent,  if you follow a series of recommendations.

If you’ve experienced weight gain over the years, take advantage of these tips and you’ll notice the difference.

In addition, you must keep in mind that what really causes weight gain is not so much aging, but the changes that occur in our different life habits.

1. To avoid gaining weight, do some exercise

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It’s essential that you keep your body in motion. You shouldn’t forget that your metabolism slows down over the years, so it’s easier to gain weight.

To avoid this, it’s important to keep active and the best way to do this to do some moderate but constant physical activity.

With this healthy and simple habit, you’ll get stronger and have younger muscles and joints, which will stop the effects that aging has on your body.

Don’t think that it takes too much time: three ten-minute sessions day are enough.

You can achieve great results by simply making a small effort. Give it a try and you’ll notice the difference.

2. Keep your mind active

You must also keep our mind active, just as you do with our body.

Don’t forget to practice activities like daily reading and games such as:

  • Crosswords
  • Chess
  • Sudoku

These activities will stimulate different areas of the brain and speed up your memory and improve your concentration.

All this will help you prevent stress and depression and maintain a good quality of life. It will also prevent you from binge eating as a result of stress.

3. Beware of low-calorie diets

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Many low-calorie diets can slow down your metabolism permanently. This is because the body will try to conserve energy by consuming even fewer calories.

If you follow these strict diets frequently, this can result in a permanent drop in your metabolic rate.

Also, if you follow a diet that consists of less than 1,200 calories, your metabolism could destroy non-fatty tissues, such as muscle tissue.

This is why you be must be very careful. Stick to diets that provide plenty of healthy nutrients and everything that your body needs.

4. Eat foods that contain flavonoids

Foods rich in flavonoids can be your best allies for a balanced and healthy diet.

In fact, you can maintain your weight and even a slightly decrease it by increasing your consumption of flavonoids.

The greatest association with weight loss has been found in eating the following foods:

  • Berries (blueberries, strawberries, cherries)
  • Grapes
  • Tea
  • Apples
  • Onions
  • Leeks
  • Broccoli

You only need to add a piece of the fruits mentioned above to your daily diet for them to have a significant impact on your health.

5. Keep your health in check

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The passage of time and aging bring with them conditions such as hypertension and osteoporosis, which can limit you when it comes to doing physical activity.

Adequately keeping your health in check will allow you to enjoy your life with more energy.

This will create a positive cycle. After all, being in control of your health gives you more energy to exercise, which in turn is beneficial for making you feel healthy. It will also help you to follow a balanced diet.

6. Watch out for weight gain from the outset

You should watch out for any possible weight gain from the beginning.

Don’t wait to see the pounds accumulate to try and get rid them because then it’ll be a lot harder and an emotionally challenging task.

Try to include healthy habits in your day to day life as soon as possible to avoid weight gain over years and prevent yourself from ending up with weight problems.

7. Establish schedules

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A body with schedules is a healthy body.

In reality, this simple habit will enhance weight loss and improve your metabolism.

This is supported by various studies that have found that individuals who eat within a range of eight to twelve hours experienced more healthy benefits in their body than those who are allowed to eat the same amount of calories at any time.

Try it out!

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