Nutrition and Body Weight
Keeping your weight down is not just for looks.
Most Americans are aware of the importance of maintaining a healthy weight. Yet for many, the focus is on the cosmetic benefits of staying trim. Looking good to ourselves, being attractive to others and fitting into a stylish wardrobe are among the perceived benefits of keeping our weight down. However, the most important benefit is often overlooked—that maintaining an optimal weight can prevent or lessen the symptoms of many health problems, especially as we age.