Why It’s Harder to Lose Weight as We Age
Anyone past the age of 40 or 50 has probably had some sort of experience trying to shed weight in a similar way that they did in their teens and 20s, only to find that it just doesn’t work as well — if at all.
And no matter how much you exercise, sooner or later you’re going to see more sagging skin and changes in body composition. The older you get, the more likely it is that you’ll feel uncomfortable with the fact that, no matter how much you’re working out, it won’t look like you’re losing weight — even if you’re following a perfectly healthy health regimen.
There are a few reasons for this, most of which are related to a natural reduction in metabolism. Our bodies just don’t burn calories as well when we’re older.
The good news is that there are plenty of things that we can do in our day-to-day lives to slow this natural decline.
Here are a few suggestions:
- Eat less. Research shows that reducing our calorie intake can support a healthy body weight, especially in later life years.
- Lift weights. Our bones and muscles naturally decrease in density as we age, leading to a reduction in overall strength, balance, and coordination. Resistance training can combat this and many other health issues by boosting metabolism, cognitive function, and blood flow.
- Eat more protein. Protein helps to build muscle and can also contribute to bone maintenance. When muscle loss occurs as it naturally does during aging, body fat will increase. Weight gain can be controlled via regular intakes of protein.
- Watch stress levels. If we’re getting less sleep than we used to, or we’re very busy, we may be more likely to reach for quick pick-me-ups like caffeine and sugar, which can then affect our metabolism patterns even more.
CoolSculpting can Help You find Body Confidence
If you’re struggling to lose weight or get rid of stubborn fat pockets that seem to just have magically appeared after 40 or 50, don’t worry — this is perfectly natural, even for those who maintain a healthy regime of diet and exercise. The good news is that there’s another thing you can do to help you build or keep the body of your dreams.
Enter CoolSculpting, an innovative procedure that can help both women and men fight fat at any age, and helps keep fat off for good. This is a non-invasive, simple procedure that kills fat cells and promotes the production of collagen and elastin. It’s a targeted process, meaning that it positively affects the parts of your body that you want it to affect and not the surrounding tissues.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared procedure, which has been performed over 5 million times, and it offers proven results.
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