By Rhiannon Acree, Cambrian Homecare
As we age our ideal healthy weight can change. Unfortunately, the usual tools for determining healthy weight, such as the body mass index (BMI), muscle to fat ratios, and waist circumferences may not be as applicable for elderly adults. Furthermore, these measurements should only be determined by a trained professional who understands the differences between healthy weight gain and weight loss in elderly and non-elderly adults.
How to Determine a Healthy Weight
A healthy weight limit for your loved one varies depending on medical conditions, medications, and height versus weight ratios. It is best to consult a family physician or a Long Beach in-home care company to evaluate the ideal weight limit on your loved one rather than assess it yourself.
How to Maintain a Healthy Weight
A healthy weight requires the right amount of activity and a well-balanced diet—regardless of age. Nutritious foods, such…
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