Middle Age Spread: How to Avoid Weight Gain with Age: "Middle Age Spread: How to Avoid Weight Gain with Age
By Lisa Mosing, MS, RD, FADA - LifeScript Director of Nutrition
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Along with wisdom and maturity often comes a widening at the waist. Sadly, the so-called 'middle age spread' is more than a myth. As humans age they have a tendency to gain weight, particularly body fat. However, it is unclear if this age-related weight gain is an unavoidable condition. By taking certain precautions and following the advice of experts in recent studies, any adult can learn how to avoid weight gain with age...
Everyone wants love in their life, but the �love handles� of the middle age spread are not as desirable. According to most weight loss research, American women gain an average of 16 pounds of body weight from the age of 25 to 54. During this same period men gain an average 10 pounds. Regular physical activity is often promoted as a tool for preventing weight gain. The good news is that several research studies point the way toward how to avoid weight gain with age. The key? An active lifestyle incorporating smart nutrition. In fact, in a two-year study of men who were closely followed, active men and those who watched little television were less likely to be overweight."