Fighting Fat As You Age With CoolSculpting Elite
Have you been eating well and exercising, and still not seeing the results you want? Even when you’ve never really had a problem before? Well, your age may be the reason. As we age, it can be increasingly difficult to maintain or lose weight due to a whole slew of factors. At Bodify, Scottsdale and Phoenix’s premier CoolSculpting Elite boutique, we’ve met with countless men and women who are sick of fighting a losing battle when it comes to their stubborn fat, and we are proud to offer them a safe, effective solution to get them the results they want.
Why Do We Gain Weight As We Age?
As we age, there are many factors at play that can contribute to weight gain or make it seemingly impossible to lose or maintain weight.
- Age-Related Muscle Loss. After the age of 30, a process called sarcopenia begins to occur, which is the natural decline of lean muscle in the body. The loss of lean muscle matters because lean muscle uses more calories than fat, so if you don’t regularly strength train to maintain and build muscle, your body will not burn as many calories as when you were younger. If you continue to consume the same amount of calories, weight gain is more likely.
- Hormone Changes. Both men and women undergo changes in their hormone levels as they age. During menopause, women experience a significant drop in their estrogen levels, which causes extra fat storage around the belly. Even before actual menopause sets in, the fluctuations in estrogen levels can affect a woman’s mood, making it harder for her to stick to a solid health and wellness plan. Men, on the other hand, experience a decline in the amount of testosterone which is responsible for regulating fat distribution, muscle strength and mass. The decline in testosterone makes the body less effective at burning calories.
- Slower Metabolism. Your metabolism is responsible for converting calories into energy, and having an increase in fat and less muscle slows the burn of calories.
- Sedentary Lifestyle. As you age, you’re likely moving less. You may have a long commute to work and then spend hours a day sitting at a desk with little time to go for a walk, hit the gym, or plan for healthy eating. If you suffer from work-related stress (or stress in general), it can trigger an increase in the hormone ghrelin, which can make you feel more hungry.
How Can CoolSculpting Elite Fight Fat?
First things first, it has to be noted that CoolSculpting Elite is NOT a weight loss treatment. The vast majority of our clients are actually within a few pounds of their ideal weight for their height (usually within 5-40 pounds). If you’re significantly struggling with your weight as you age, you should talk to your doctor about a plan to fight those unwanted pounds from creeping on.
CoolSculpting Elite, however, can help fight fat storage in your body! CoolSculpting Elite is truly ideal for people who are relatively in shape, but might have a few “trouble spots” that are stubborn and can’t be reduced with just diet and exercise. CoolSculpting Elite’s controlled freezing applicators can reduce fat in a targeted area up to 20%! Fat cells hate the cold and actually “die” when frozen at such extreme temperatures, and then the body naturally flushes those dead cells from the system over a few weeks to a few months. This process leaves the targeted area visibly more contoured than before CoolSculpting Elite, but overall – it won’t result in significant weight loss.
CoolSculpting Elite at Bodify
It’s just a fact of life that even if you’re healthy, eat well, and exercise, there are stubborn pockets of fat that could remain, and that’s where CoolSculpting Elite at Bodify comes in. As we age, our metabolism slows down, and there are a lot of hormonal changes that occur. Many Bodify clients are older men and women who simply aren’t happy with the stubborn fat that has crept up on them as they’ve aged, even though they’ve stayed active and maintained a healthy weight. CoolSculpting Elite is an amazing technology that helps men and women look better, and more importantly feel better, about themselves. If you have questions about whether you’re an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting Elite, get in touch with the Bodify team today! No judgement, no pressure; just an honest conversation about your goals.