Here at South Coast Post Acute we recognize the risks.
We all know, being overweight is not ideal. Our South Coast skilled nursing is mindful that sudden weight loss to is a serious health concern. Either of these issues may be problematic in post-hospital care.
The number of elderly obese continues to increase.
Choosing complex carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables, fiber, and lean-protein rich foods will help maintain a healthy weight. We all need to watch portion control. As we age, this is even truer. With age, our metabolism slows. Decade-by-decade, our portion size should decrease too.
Strength training contributes to longevity.
Working out with light weights to maintain muscle mass and strength, coupled with light-to-moderate cardio, will also keep you on the road to health and fitness. Walking and swimming are great, low-impact cardio options.
At South Coast Post Acute our seniors’ health is paramount.
Our South Coast skilled nursing team stays vigilant around knowing that obesity can worsen current medical problems and cause other serious conditions, including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and even certain cancers.
We are attentive
It is important to recognize that sudden weight loss can also be problematic. Too much weight loss, too soon, can also be a flag for certain types of cancer as well as depression, dementia, gastrointestinal issues, and hypothyroidism.
Staying at a healthy weight with smart diet choices and regular activity pays off in the present and future!
At every turn, we are here for you.
At South Coast Post Acute, we are by your side through every step of your post-hospitalization journey. With compassionate and exceptional staff, we support all of your medical and health goals. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
Real People. Remarkable Care. South Coast Post Acute.