You may often hear, as you get older will also increase the size of waist circumference aka belly fat. This can happen because of the age increase makes the metabolic ability slow down.
But, as quoted from Women’s Health, Monday 2017 you can prevent this, and the way was not difficult.
The slowing down of metabolism is indeed a real thing. This is because your muscle mass decreases – roughly 8 percent for every decade after you are 30 years old, and 10 percent by the time you reach the age of 50.
“You lose about half a pound of healthy muscle every year in your 20s, 30s and 40s, and once you reach your 50s, you’ll lose about 1 pound a year,” Wayne Westcott, Ph. .D., An exercise physiologist at Quincy College in Boston.
Although researchers are not sure why this is happening, the most likely theory is that your body begins to decompose the muscles at a faster pace than the time to rebuild them.
Muscles are metabolically active, so when your muscles decrease, so does your metabolic ability.
So what can you do to prevent this? Build more muscle.
Research shows, lifting weights twice a week for 25 minutes can provide additional strength that will smooth your metabolism.
One study conducted by Westcott of 1,600 people aged between 21-80 years showed muscle formation reached 3.1 pounds (about 1.5 kg) after 10 weeks of weight training.
“It’s the same as reversing the effects of aging for 6 years,” Westcott said.
Participants performed a set of 12 different types of exercises, using enough weight that would make them exhausted after eight to 12 repetitions.
The best part, no matter your age is 25 years or 75 years, the results are the same for all age groups. No more belly fat that accumulate.