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Age-Related Weight-loss 2.

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Losing weight as an Older Person

Age-Related Weight-Loss 2. Many of us have not been active and almost certainly need to lose weight. However, it is not easy, and some would say it is impossible at 60,70 or older. Besides being a daunting goal, weight loss is possible at any age if you remain committed. To begin with, most start with enthusiasm, which disappears when progress is not visible. Furthermore, progress does not happen quickly; it takes time.

Intermittent Fasting 16/8 Method

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16/8 Intermittent Fasting

Age-Related Weight-Loss 2. There are different methods of intermittent fasting, and a search online will give you information. Personally I use the 16/8 method so I eat all the days food in an 8 hour period, and fast for 16 hours. I like this method it suits me and I never feel hungry. I have been using this method for around 3 years on a daily basis without any problems. So then, could intermittent fasting improve your weight and health? Losing weight and being physically active help lower your risk of obesity-related diseases, such as diabetes, sleep apnoea and some types of cancer.

Furthermore, for these diseases, intermittent fasting seems to be about as beneficial as any other type of diet that reduces overall calories. However, some research suggests that intermittent fasting may be more beneficial than other diets for reducing inflammation and improving conditions associated with inflammation, such as:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke

Always, check with your doctor before starting any diet. Also, to ensure there can be no medical reason why you should not.

Losing weight as an Older Person

Age-Related Weight-Loss 2. Many of us have not been active and almost certainly need to lose weight. However, it is not easy, and some would say it is impossible at 60,70 or older. Besides being a daunting goal, weight loss is possible at any age if you remain committed. To begin with, most start with enthusiasm, which disappears when progress is not visible. Furthermore, progress does not happen quickly; it takes time.

Weight loss through Exercise and Healthy food

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Fruit and vegetables for great healthy eating

Age-related weight loss2. Losing weight can be frustrating if you are impatient for results. Firstly, belly fat or love handles that you hate may be the last to show an effect. Secondly, when fat loss begins, it happens everywhere, little by little. Thirdly, the fat you can see is the tip of the iceberg; much more is wrapped around your organs.

So then, you can be exercising and not seeing any visible change quickly. Also, you may not see any difference in your bathroom scales. Therefore, many give up, but there is a reason why that happens.

Fat and muscle the differences

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A pound of fat and a pound of muscle are similar weights. However, the difference is not weight but size. As a result, a pound of fat is twice the size of the same weight in muscle. In this case, if you gain a pound of muscle and lose a pound of fat, your scales will not show a change. So then, as you progress through your weight loss journey. Here, forget your weight and look in the mirror to see any change in your shape, which takes time so be patient.

Make a Plan and Record your Progress

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Checklist to follow plan

Age-related weight loss2. Remembering what you did some days accurately and later is difficult, so plan and record all your exercises and meals for a true account of your progress. Besides, be prepared to make small changes, if necessary, to your food or exercise. Hence, sometimes small tweaks can make all the difference in achieving your target weight. For example, exercise must progress by adding weight or number of repetitions. Also, you can take shorter rests between sets to increase your difficulty. Most importantly, warm-up, increase difficulty slowly and prevent injuries.

Rest Days and Sleep are Important

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Sleep is state of body and mind

It takes time to progress, but there will not be good progress without proper rest. And especially without taking the time to allow your body to go through recovery. Also, recovery is needed to allow your body to repair tiny tears in the muscle caused by resistance training. Furthermore, good quality sleep for a minimum of 8 hours will benefit muscle, strength gains and weight loss.

Starting Training for Weight Loss

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Begin gently to awaken muscles that have been inactive

Sarcopenia and inactivity have left your muscles tight and weak. Above all, you must not rush into exercise. Also, a gradual increase will help you progress safely. At the start, muscles have to be warmed and joints lubricated. And this allows nutrients to be circulated to feed muscle and gently progress. Most importantly, a warm-up is mandatory to prevent injury.

In Conclusion

Age-related weight loss is a journey; it is not a quick trip. However, it is achievable with determination and patience. Consequently, if you follow pensionerfitness.com, you will learn and be guided through your weight loss journey. So, you can complete training at home with privacy. And using everyday household items, no gym equipment or expensive memberships. I look forward to seeing your success.

Important Note *

Remember that everyone is different, and it is ultimately YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to find what your body responds to. So please do your own due diligence before trying anything new including getting Medical Advice to ensure your safety and peace of mind.

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4 replies on “Age-Related Weight-loss 2.”

Hello, thank you for your article. It is always refreshing and eye-opening to read your article every time.

If you don’t mind my pointing out, I just came to realize you are repeating the paragraphs: “Losing weight as an Older Person”

I am not sure if you are intentionally writing like that, so that you thought you get to the point.

Hi Hiro, The original article was almost a year ago and I decided to add to it and put it out again as there are around 700 new subscribers since it was published, I wanted them to get the article as I believe it is going to be beneficial for them, also I do not mind you pointing that out, it shows you pay attention, thank you for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it very much, all the very best Ian

At the age of 78 I was diagnosed as an official Type II Diabetic. I decided this was unacceptable and began a quest to defeat the diagnosis. This search led me to Keto and ultimately the loss of 60 pounds and from a 40″ waist to a 34. In a short period of time, the metformin and statins were history. Four years into it and feeling as good and healthy as ever.

Hi Doug, That is a great result well done, I hope you also do some fitness exercises as that will complement what you have already achieved, I hope you continue your regime, Take care Ian

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