Aging and weight management: tips to better understand our bodies and adjust to the changes

Aging and weight management: tips to better understand our bodies and adjust to the changes

Learn about how to manage weight as you age and offset undesired effects the best possible way.

Human beings have an amazing capacity to adapt to changes and along with wisdom and experience comes to some hormone variations that can lead to unwanted effects, but there are some strategies to offset them.

How does age affect your weight?

From age 35 and on for women and later for men, fat burning starts to slow down and the mechanisms that control body weight come to a point called the adipostat. Adipostat is like a thermostat in our brains that controls weight management if you make poor food choices you can gain weight much more easily than when you are younger.

After the age of 35 you can gain weight much more easily than when you are younger.

How to manage weight after 35?

Get enough sleep

We have become used to sleeping fewer hours than we need with the excuse of leading a busy life, well don’t. Lack of sleep can lead to insulin resistance and if you are tired you are more likely to make poor food choices.

Getting enough shut-eye is paramount to control your weight.

Detox

Exposure to toxins –whether they stem from chemicals at home, pollution or external factors– leads to early aging and weight gain.

Stay active

With age estrogen levels drop and to keep your metabolism active it is paramount for you to keep exercising and doing strength train to offset muscle mass loss.

Workout regularly to control your weight.

Keep a healthy diet

As your body naturally becomes insulin resistant it is a good idea to monitor your refined sugar intake, try to include fibers and lots of veggies and fruits.

Eat healthily.

It is a natural process to age and the key is to find the new you and the best way to get back in tune is to keep a heart-healthy diet and exercise enough.

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