When men approach middle age, they tend to gain weight, especially around the waist. While this is preventable, several factors appear during this lifetime, leading to increased fat storage and loss of muscle tone. Understanding the causes of weight gain in middle age men is essential to lose the kilos.
When you reach middle age, chances are your metabolism will begin to decrease. This means that you burn fewer calories per day than you did when you were younger, at the same level of activity. If this is maintained, you could gain several kilos a year, resulting in an expanding waist. Your muscle mass also decreases with age and plays a direct role in the metabolic rate, which means that your metabolism will slow down even more.
A reduction in testosterone level is also common in men when they reach middle age. Although it is a normal part of the aging process, the lack of testosterone can cause a loss of muscle mass, fatigue and weight gain, so that more men accumulate kilos when they leave their 40s and enter their 50s. Wrong diet
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As men get older they may eat a healthier diet or as their metabolism slows down, the diet they have always followed could result in weight gain. One of the culprits in particular is the consumption of alcohol. The consumption of alcohol, especially beer, can often result in an increase in abdominal fat. Eating an excess of refined sugars such as white flour can also contribute to an increase in fat in middle age. Eating other high-calorie foods also contributes. Whole milk can particularly contribute to weight gain at middle age, just as those who drink skimmed milk actually lose weight at a faster rate.
Lack of exercise
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A slower metabolism and loss of testosterone in middle age can make you feel tired all the time, which means that it is difficult to work with any kind of regularity. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, you need at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular activity five days a week and 20 minutes of strength training three times a week to be healthy and lose weight.