Obesity is a growing epidemic threatening the health of millions of Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 34.9% of Adults in America are obese and the estimated medication cost of obesity in 2008 was 147 billion dollars.  These prevalence rates of obesity are the same in adults older than 65, which means about 8 million adults ages 65-74 are obese. According to the New York Times, obesity is becoming such a widespread issue among ageing adults that it is putting a strain on Nursing Homes. New York Times reported that most nursing homes are not all equipped to handle morbidly obese patients as they need specialized equipment and more nursing staff to care for obese patients. The most effective way to make sure your aging loved one avoids all the health and logistical complications related to obesity is to ensure that their food intake matches their level of activity.  The CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity recommends that healthy older adult’s complete at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate exercise each week and complete muscle strengthening exercises on 2 or more days a week. After a major health event it may be difficult and even unsafe for your loved one to exercise the recommended amount without proper supervision. The staff and medical professionals at Sprain Brook Manor Rehab understands the importance of getting your loved one back to their healthy self. Using physical therapy, cardiac therapy and other rehabilitation treatments our staff of skilled nurses and therapist at our top rated rehab Scarsdale facility will ensure your aging love one is getting the exercise they need to stay healthy. This post is provided by Sprain Brook Manor Rehab which Provides unique opportunity to recover from medical procedures that result in true satisfying results. Getting you stronger and better every day. Contact Us today to receive more information. Disclaimer: The information provided in this post in not intended to be construed as health advice, nor should it be considered a substitute for obtaining individual medical counsel or consulting your physician.