Are You Too Old to Get Healthy?

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Are you ever too old to improve your diet and exercise habits?  Is it ever too late to lose weight or start a fitness plan?  According to Mike Moreno, M.D., bestselling author of The 17 Day Plan to Stop Aging, the answer is no.  Dr. Moreno will be hosting a fitness walk tomorrow, Wednesday September 19th, at the Mall of America at 8 a.m. in the rotunda.

3 Simple Steps for Aging Adults

In an interview with the physician, Dr. Moreno laid out the simplest steps that anyone can take, regardless of age, to improve their health.

  1. Maintain a healthy weight.  Carrying excess weight can lead to a wide range of chronic conditions.  If you are overweight or obese, talk to your doctor about a healthy weight loss plan.
  2. Stay hydrated.  Drink water instead of highly caffeinated or high calorie sodas, teas or sport drinks.
  3. Keep moving!  Find a physical activity that you enjoy and that allows you to maintain a daily habit of movement.  Moreno suggests that you focus on what you can do, rather than on what you can’t do.

Remember that your best resource for making healthy changes is your own health care team.  Talk to your North Memorial Medical Center primary care provider to get more information about starting a healthy diet or exercise program.

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