7 Easy Ways To Lose Weight After 50

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7 Easy Ways To Lose Weight After 50

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VIA: Prevention
While 50 may be the new 30, there are some physiological truths that can still make you look and feel like 50—especially when it comes to losing weight.
All those years of playing sports, sitting, walking up and down stairs, and moving in general take their toll on joints and muscles; you may notice they’re a little stiffer and sorer than they were a few decades ago.
Then there’s the issue of our ever-slowing metabolisms.
According to the American Council on Exercise, your resting metabolic rate (the ability to burn calories while doing nothing) decreases by about 1 to 2% percent per decade, thanks to a decrease in the amount of muscle you carry around (muscle burns calories) and increased fat mass (which is metabolically inactive).
To add insult to pudge-boosting injury, our diets often don’t change enough to account for this metabolic slow-down, meaning weight can creep up slowly but surely with every birthday.

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