It is widely known among the older adults that once you grow old, your bones grow old with you and they lose their strength. This can lead to serious bone fractures and injuries from which a lot of people find it impossible to recover and usually, 20 to 30 percent of the older adults who suffer a hip fracture die in the following 12 months.
This is one of the reasons for which older adults are more prone and willing to get a little chubby. Given that the holidays are approaching and everybody is known to eat … well a little more during the Christmas period, there is nothing wrong with keeping on you those extra pounds you may gain. The extra fat will not only protect you from whatever may happen to you after a fall, but scientists seem to also believe that a higher BMI (body mass index) than normal can also make people live longer.
A little fat is good for osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is one of the nastiest conditions which can affect the bones. The process usually begins early in life and it slowly progresses until people start to feel the symptoms and at this time, there is usually nothing which can be done about it, but only make it better. There is no known treatment which could spare people from the incredible pains osteoporosis may put them through.
According to the researchers involved in a new study, it seems that a little fat here and there could make things better for people who suffer from osteoporosis. Even more, it seems that with each year that we grow old, we use one to 2 percent of body muscle and that leads to a little more fat. A little more fat usually leads to denser bones, which helps people cope better with their osteoporosis.
Make sure you work out
Although a little extra fat can come in quite handy, there is no reason for you to stop working out. It is especially recommended that older adults should work out a couple of times a week. Going for a little jog or simply doing some exercises will not only improve your entire health, but it will also help you lead a longer, happier life.
Furthermore, a little fitness also keeps chronic conditions such as diabetes away. A well balanced diet and a little work out from once in a while can do wonders and it can also help you relieve the stress you might be exposed to. Stress and unhealthy eating are among the top factors which can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes and you should do anything you can to avoid developing this chronic condition, as it can lead to really serious problems.
There is nothing wrong with being a little chubby when you are way pasted your first youth and as you can see, it can also be quite beneficial. The trick is not to let yourself go once you age. There is nothing wrong with a little work out from now and then and it will surely keep you healthy for a longer time.