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You may need to alter your approach to a healthy weight once you reach retirement age or

A happy senior couple dancing thereabouts. But it’s never too late to start!

Being a healthy weight can help you to move more easily and be more active. It can also help reduce your risk of chronic disease, manage any chronic disease you do have and make you feel better.

The healthy weight range for older Australians can be a little higher than for younger adults.

The benefits of being a healthy weight apply to every adult, no matter what age. If you want to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, it’s important to enjoy a wide variety of healthy foods to make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need.

You should also keep physically active. Try adding some resistance training to preserve your muscle mass, strength and balance.

If you are over 75 and overweight, losing weight may not be a good idea as it's important to keep your muscles and body strong and restricting your food intake can make it more difficult to get all the essential nutrients your body needs. So talk to your health professional before setting weight loss goals. There are precautions you can take. You should only try to lose weight if your health professional advises you to do so and supervises you closely.



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