According to a report prepared for Congress in 2009, the highest rates of obesity are found among baby boomers from age 44 to 62. This report warns that obesity rates for older adults will continue to climb, and that by 2030, nearly 50% of the elderly population will be obese.
According to popular television celebrity, author, and surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, your metabolism will slow 5% each decade. This means that, with increasing age, you must consume fewer calories and get more exercise just to remain at your normal weight.
Metabolism is merely your body’s way to convert food into energy to use immediately or store as fat. Metabolism is affected by many factors, including age, gender, even emotions. For women, estrogen levels decline after 40. This affects insulin and thyroid levels and can lead to weight gain.
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And unfortunately, aging bodies lose significant muscle mass from a drop in testosterone levels and decreasing activity. Studies indicate that at age 40, women lose muscle mass twice as rapidly as men.
And while many people blame their metabolism for their weight woes, it is just one factor. Other factors implicated in age-related weight gain include sedentary jobs, increase in television viewing and computer use, excessive consumption of sugar and corn syrup, and more dining in restaurants. And of course, individual genetics is always at work.
One woman who discovered how to lose weight after 50 is the subject of a weight loss video documentary produced by Newsmax Health. She reveals her weight loss secrets in this special free video, which includes some astonishing ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos.
This woman’s true story about fighting back against the battle of the bulge at midlife exposes a number of simple weight loss secrets on the video. These simple strategies helped her shed the extra 40 pounds she had packed on by her early 50’s, allowing her to experience a renewed life full of active adventure and travel.
Along the way, she also freed herself from the medical dangers of being overweight, including pre-diabetes, depression, and joint pain. In this weight loss video, she shows how to lose weight at age 50 and beyond without struggle, using five simple tips which are detailed in this video.
According to Travis Davis, Newsmax Health publisher, “The weight loss secrets disclosed in this video could not only help you start enjoying an active, fun-filled life again — they could even help save your life.”
Government statistics support this. Being overweight or obese is associated with increased death rates, as well as higher risks of heart disease, diabetes, and even some types of cancer.
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