6 Things to Change to Get to a Healthy Weight After 60 (#3 is Critical)

6 Things to Change to Get to a Healthy Weight After 60 (#3 is Critical)

There was a time that I cared about my weight because of the impact that it had on my appearance. Now, I just want to stay healthy and active for as long as possible. I want to travel, dance and play for the rest of my life!

So, in this morning’s video, I thought that I would share 6 things that you can change to improve your chances of getting to a healthy weight at any age. I’m committed to this. Are you?

What are you doing to get to (or maintain) a healthy weight? Do you exercise? Avoid certain foods? Do yoga? Something else?

Read our article and join the conversation here: https://sixtyandme.com/6-things-to-change-if-you-want-to-lose-weight-after-60/


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  • Grace Lewis

    Thank you for these great tips!🙋‍♀️🏻

  • Kathy T.

    Thank you! I’m working on triathlon training. The founders participate and are in their 70s

  • Nancy Ciampa

    Hi Margaret, I set my mind on losing 10lb. I planned out my exercise time, my meals and most of all my attitude! I have lost 11.6 and setting my sights on losing an additional 5. Thank you for this video. Very helpful!


    Good morning to all. I am happy to see that you are promoting good health for seniors. Thank you for inspiring all of us. Growing old gracefully in mind, body and Spirit. Namaste

  • Beaky Witch

    I lost 32lbs by becoming a bit more selfish in the kitchen. I made bean and lentil stews and had them with interesting rices or noodles. X

  • Janis Mayer

    I’ve always enjoyed cooking. 1 1/2 years ago I decided to learn how wo cook healthier. It was almost like I was learning to cook all over again. I was definitely out of my comfort zone, but it was also exhilarating to learn something new! It’s now second nature for me to eat a whole food plant based diet. I learned how to make so many absolutely delicious sauces & dressings. I don’t miss the way I used to eat. I went from 158 pounds when I started my lifestyle change to 128 pounds. I’m not telling others what to do. Just wanted to say what has worked for me.

  • FrankandJudah

    I walk forward and backward in my little living room and spend that time talking to God right after breakfast. I am letting go of all the “weight,” physically, mentally, emotionally, etc. I also cut down on my portions of food. Simple things like, instead of having two toast, I have one. I don’t deny myself my ice cream treat. Instead of having an adult scoop on a sugar or waffle cone, I have a kiddies scoop in a cup. Also I try to eat dinner earlier and not have heavy or abundant food as the evening progresses. The most important has been me trying not to lose weight, but to be healthy. Mindset is key. I stopped trying for the usual reasons and made small simple adjustments. Sorry this was long. I just hoped it would help someone as it has helped me 💚❤️💙💛 !

  • Jyl Hobbs

    Exercise is so beneficial to your overall mood. I have struggled with anxiety and depression especially through premenopause and menopause. I tried several medications but they left me flat. I didn’t cry all the time, but I didn’t laugh either. I started walking. I watch my diet, but I don’t deprive myself. I eat the cake, enjoy it, but really the first bite is the best and I only eat half. Be conscious of every bite you take of something. Enjoy your food. Often we just eat to be eating because we are bored. Portion sizes are huge today. Stop when you are full. If possible save it for later. I would rather eat a little bit of something good than a whole bunch of something I don’t like. Walk. Take the stairs. Change it up, but keep moving.

  • J T

    Tip: If exercise turns you off, turn on your favorite music and dance in your home while you’re cleaning. If you’re eating right and make this a habit, you will lose weight at your own pace. Thanks for this video, Margaret. 🌷

  • moon glow

    Its been one year since I downsized to a second-floor apartment. The only exercise I do is; I take every opportunity to go up and down the stairs. I haven’t lost any weight – but then again, I haven’t gained any either❗🇺🇸

  • Joni James

    Good morning! I walk a lot and include hills for my heart. I’m trying to cut out carbs mainly because my sinuses don’t like wheat. Trying to fill my diet with more fruits and vegies.

  • Pat Cyzauskas

    I have no plan to lose weight right now. I’m just trying to recover from my fractured spine. I attend PT twice a week. I love dance but am not allowed to twist so have not picked that up yet. I enjoyed using my WIi for exercise but much of that is not allowed yet. As I improve, I will be able to do what I love most. In mean time I’m walking sometimes with walker. I’m thrilled I can walk. I try to do half mile a day but am not always able to accomplish that goal.

  • missmayflower

    Thanks so much! I needed this encouragement this morning.
    I hate all the preparation to go out to a fitness class, trying to remember everything, changing clothes, driving through traffic then having to shower and change again when I get home. So now I’ve found I will actually work out every day if I do it first thing in the morning in my pyjamas. I bought a bunch of Jane Fonda’s videos for seniors and I absolutely love your yoga series as it helps so much with my stiff joints and poor posture. Then I can shower and just dress once. Saves so much time and I can’t make those excuses anymore. Now if I could just get my evening eating out of my life…I did it before and I can do it again. I really liked what you said about accepting that it’s hard and there will be pain or discomfort and all my bad decisions brought me here.

  • Linda Allie

    You can do it! At 65 I weighed 254lbs… I decided to just change my lifestyle. By walking at least 1.5 miles a day and cutting out soda and junk food and fast food n eating sensibly, I now weigh 170lbs. I am doing a big push for the month of September and I’m determined to lose 20lbs this month by modifying my calorie intake. This will take me almost to my goal from two years ago. I’ll be 68 in a month, and losing 84lbs has changed my life. It was making up my mind to stop making excuses. All you gals out there, you can do it!

  • Colleen J

    I limit carbs, sugar, and processed food. I try to eat whole foods. I lost 7 lbs. in 2 months. I know it’s not a lot, but I could tell the difference.

  • kate hampshire

    I would recommend taking up golf. You’re out in the fresh air, walking for four hours and the social life is great.
    I also like hill walking and gardening.
    I did the Fast 800 diet and lost half a stone very quickly and kept it off.

  • 60sandrestless

    I grabbed a cookie to eat while watching this… lol. Low-Income well-being is a great topic. Yes, I walk; no, no extra $ for supplements; make myself do short (8 to 10 minute) youtube exercise programs between TV show indulgences; Take the stairs instead of elevator sometimes; youtube yoga stretches; favorite songs and dancing in my apartment, yes! free is key! And, yes, I need to love my choices. Thank you!

  • TheDriftwoodlover

    I’m a sugar addict but have lost weight this year by eating low carb/low sugar and increasing walking and work on the elliptical. I intend to continue, as my a1c was high and I want to change that.

  • J. Thompson

    I walk from one end of my apt. to the other, taking many trips back and forth several times a day – about 5,000+ steps. It’s meditative and also gives me time to think about what I’m grateful for, and talk with God. By doing this activity on a more regular basis, and eating smaller portions of foods and snacks, I have lost 6 lbs. in 2 weeks. I don’t deprive myself of certain foods, because I know that doesn’t work for me. Good luck to all on your journey to better health!

  • GeminieCricket

    Funny, we have a pool we have cleaned twice a week and we sit next to it but never swim in it. I best remember it was built to swim in, not just look at. 🤗