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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

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Getting Fatter Not Inevitable With Aging

Contrary to popular wisdom, getting fatter is not inevitable for those over 50.

The weight most of us put on after 50 results more from overeating and under-exercising than
from any ‘natural’ aging process, according to a report out o Vanderbilt University.

However, nutritional needs and metabolism do change after 50.

For instance, coping well with stress is an effective way to combat “apple” fat, which is the type
of excess weight most tend to gain after 50. Apple fat is the kind deep in the upper torso and
around the waist that leaves you round like an apple. This type of fat distribution has been linked
to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and, in women, to breast cancer.

Developing a repertoire of nonfattening stress-relievers, such as doing crossword puzzles or phoning an old friend or praying and meditating or getting a weekly massage, is recommended to prevent
stress from redistributing even more fat to your middle.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

November 17, 2022 at 2:00 am

Posted in A Musing, Aging, Health

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