How Do You Help When Your Mom’s Doctor Wants Her to Lose Weight?

Senior Care North Las Vegas NV: Seniors and losing weight

Your mom is overweight. Her doctor told her she needs to lose at least 10 percent of her current body weight to try to prevent diabetes. She’s been told to see a dietitian. She’s more likely to accept your help than she is a stranger’s. Here’s how you can help her.

Help Her Grow Her Own Foods

Eating organic vegetables gets expensive. If the cost is keeping your mom from eating a lot of vegetables, consider growing them at her house. With a system like the AeroGarden, she can grow vegetables and herbs year-round in her kitchen. If she has space outside, she can grow vegetables and fruit in a garden bed or patio planter pots.

Join Her in Her Goals

It’s often easier to meet goals when someone is doing the same thing. You might not need to lose weight, but you can still join her in a quest to make healthier food choices and exercise each day or week.

Sign up for a fitness class you’ll both enjoy. If your mom is really out of shape, a Zumba Gold class is designed for beginners and people have a lot of fun dancing and working out to the music. You could sign up for a Yoga class together or meet once a week to walk a nature trail.

Get Her Involved at an Area Senior Center

Senior centers can help your mom lose weight. They host fitness classes each week. Your mom will join others similar to her age and situation who are all looking to get into shape and/or lose weight. There are also social events like dances that can encourage her to go out and be active.

See How Senior Care Services Can Help Her Meet Her Goals

In addition to working with your mom’s doctor, you should enlist the help of senior care services. Your mom’s diet is important, but she also needs to maintain her exercise program. That can be tough when you’re alone. With a caregiver, she’ll have a friend to encourage her.

Talk to a senior care agency about services designed to help your mom meet her goals. A caregiver can prepare recommended meals. The caregiver can join your mom on walks, drive her to appointments or the gym, and encourage her to complete her goals. It’s easy to get started. Call a senior care agency and ask about caregivers.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering senior care in North Las Vegas, NV, please contact the caring staff at Compassion Crest Home Care. Call today (702) 385-0920.

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How Do You Help When Your Mom’s Doctor Wants Her to Lose Weight?

Senior Care North Las Vegas NV: Seniors and losing weight

Your mom is overweight. Her doctor told her she needs to lose at least 10 percent of her current body weight to try to prevent diabetes. She’s been told to see a dietitian. She’s more likely to accept your help than she is a stranger’s. Here’s how you can help her.

Help Her Grow Her Own Foods

Eating organic vegetables gets expensive. If the cost is keeping your mom from eating a lot of vegetables, consider growing them at her house. With a system like the AeroGarden, she can grow vegetables and herbs year-round in her kitchen. If she has space outside, she can grow vegetables and fruit in a garden bed or patio planter pots.

Join Her in Her Goals

It’s often easier to meet goals when someone is doing the same thing. You might not need to lose weight, but you can still join her in a quest to make healthier food choices and exercise each day or week.

Sign up for a fitness class you’ll both enjoy. If your mom is really out of shape, a Zumba Gold class is designed for beginners and people have a lot of fun dancing and working out to the music. You could sign up for a Yoga class together or meet once a week to walk a nature trail.

Get Her Involved at an Area Senior Center

Senior centers can help your mom lose weight. They host fitness classes each week. Your mom will join others similar to her age and situation who are all looking to get into shape and/or lose weight. There are also social events like dances that can encourage her to go out and be active.

See How Senior Care Services Can Help Her Meet Her Goals

In addition to working with your mom’s doctor, you should enlist the help of senior care services. Your mom’s diet is important, but she also needs to maintain her exercise program. That can be tough when you’re alone. With a caregiver, she’ll have a friend to encourage her.

Talk to a senior care agency about services designed to help your mom meet her goals. A caregiver can prepare recommended meals. The caregiver can join your mom on walks, drive her to appointments or the gym, and encourage her to complete her goals. It’s easy to get started. Call a senior care agency and ask about caregivers.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering senior care in North Las Vegas, NV, please contact the caring staff at Compassion Crest Home Care. Call today (702) 385-0920.



Free In Home Consultation & Care Assessment

Please fill out this form and we will contact you to set up your free assessment.




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