Staying healthy and staying in shape does get harder as we age. Being skinny is not what you should be aiming for if you are overweight, but you most certainly should be aiming at staying healthy and keeping your body in reasonable shape. Don’t Diet I see the word diet as when we intentionally restrict our food intake simply for the sake of weight loss. Yes, you need to eat less and change your diet to lose weight! One simple tip would be to enjoy mindful eating. One of the reasons I created the Weight Loss Summit is because I had finally solved my own weight gain misery and struggles. The first step in creating healthy habits it to keep a food or habit journal. One day I decided to take up running and joined a running club for women 35+. Exercise is additive, so adding small steps every now and again will be significant and will lead to better things for you. There is so much pressure on you and to say you need to take care of your health and fitness can be seen as one more chore on your huge To Do List!” Be Kind to Yourself This is my final point I want to make.
Researchers from Hebrew Senior Life’s Institute for Aging Research have discovered that foot pain – particularly severe foot pain – correlates to a higher incidence of recurrent falls. This finding also extends to those diagnosed with planus foot posture (flat feet), indicating that both foot pain and foot posture may play a role in falls among older adults.
Using data from the Framingham Foot study, researchers found that foot pain and foot posture were not associated with any one fall; however, in the case of multiple falls, foot pain and foot posture were often a factor. These findings were published today in the journal Gerontology.
“We know that having more than one fall can be of concern. Many don’t think of feet as the culprit. However, higher odds of recurrent falls were seen for those with foot pain, especially severe foot pain, as well as those with planus foot posture, indicating that both foot pain and foot posture may…