Why it’s important to regulate body weight during midlife
Being overweight is a serious problem for anyone, regardless of the age they might be in, but it’s especially true for middle aged persons. When you get into your midlife, your metabolism might start slowing down slightly, and that means that your daily calorie needs will fall off as well. If you are not careful and diligent with your food intake, you might find yourself packing on the pounds at an alarming rate. In this article, we’ll try to address some of the issues and problems that people in mid life have in regard to weight loss and weight gain, and we’ll use several different sources for it. So expect to read findings from several international nutritional studies and research conclusions, as well as practical, applicable tips and tricks that can help you lose weight as soon as possible.
There’s a large body of research available to support the claims that an excess weight during the midlife is one of the most determining reasons behind various medical conditions such as diabetes, heart issues and respiratory system conditions, so it’s easy to see why losing that unwanted and unhealthy weight should be high on the priority list of every health conscious mid-lifer. A recent study published in an British health journal has proven that there’s a direct correlation between mid life mortality, quality of life in an older age and the body mass index. It’s obvious that maintaining excess weight can and most often will result in an plethora of medical conditions, especially heart diseases like high blood pressure, angina and hypertension. Most middle aged men who were included in the study had bad eating habits and zero exercise, and that affected their weight and health in a very negative way.
Poor eating habits, like dining late at night, binge eating and eating too large meals, especially when coupled with the sedentary lifestyle most of people in the Western world are leading these days are the main culprits for the global overweight trend. Most people don’t think that nutrition and exercise is something worth investing time and effort in before they find themselves overweight and in risk of getting sick, so they start to look at ways to fix the situation after some damage is already done. The truth is that it’s much easier to stay healthy and slim than it is to slim down and improve your health if you are already overweight. To maintain a healthy body weight for your height, age and body type, you should first and foremost focus on maintaining a healthy, nutritious diet and eating several smaller meals during the day rather than gulping down large quantities of unhealthy foods in one sitting, like most Americans and other Westerners do. Also, it’s essential to workout regularly. A recent study published in the American journal of health and nutrition, a regimen that incorporates as little as thirty minutes worth of exercise every other day is enough to dramatically reduce the risk of heart and respiratory system conditions in middle aged subjects.