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Maintaining a Healthy Weight as we Get Older


As 2019 begins, many of us are making New Year’s resolutions. Experts tell us the Number One resolution people make is to save more money. Right behind that is losing weight. While many of us fail to keep our resolutions, maintaining a healthy weight is a great idea any time of the year, especially as we get older, when it can become harder to keep the pounds off. Santa Ana’s South Coast Post Acute is the post-acute community of choice for patients, providers, and caregivers in Southern California.

We remain the Number One choice for people searching for skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy, post-hospital care or post-acute care following a stay in the hospital for themselves or a loved one. One way we’ve earned our stellar reputation is by caring about the health and safety of the members of our community.

Here are some tips to help you get to or contain a healthy weight, and keep it off, this year. Start by eating smarter and making better decisions about what you eat. Choose healthier foods. Only eat if you’re hungry, and the next time you’re tempted to devour that bag of high-calorie cookies or chips, choose a handful of nuts instead. When it’s time for dinner, go with a healthy meal like fish and steamed vegetables, and order smaller portions. If you have a large plate of food in front of you, you’re encouraging yourself to overeat.

Stay active! Don’t sit around in front of the TV all day – get out and run or walk. Taking the stairs on a regular basis is a great place to start and walking around your neighborhood helps you burn calories and get fresh air while you’re at it.   

We offer intensive medical and physical rehabilitation care for residents recovering after a hospital stay. South Coast’s team of highly-trained medical care staff provides patients with the opportunity to regain their highest level of functionality prior to returning home. Part of that care is helping to ensure our patients eat well and are as active as possible, with the goal of getting healthy and getting home. Contact us today to learn more about Santa Ana’s choice for skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy, post-hospital care or post-acute care.

Real People. Remarkable Care. South Coast Post Acute.

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