Middle Age Spread

By August 11, 2023No Comments

I have some VERY good news for you if you’re in your 30s, 40s, or beyond…

You know how people always talk about your metabolism “slowing down” once you hit your 30s and 40s? 

Well, there’s a name for it… it’s called the “middle-aged spread.”  

It’s when your body starts to gain fat because your hormones start to shift as you get older. 

But guess what?!

Despite what you have been told (and maybe even felt): THIS IS NOT INEVITABLE.

In fact, your metabolism doesn’t really start to slow down due to aging until you are in your 60s. 

There may be other factors at work — factors you actually can control, starting today, no matter how old or young you are!

ACTION 1) Move more. 

Studies show that as you get older, you move less… both during your everyday activities and in your workouts.

That’s why it’s so important to start a regular exercise habit NOW — with activities you enjoy and find hobbies that keep you active.

ACTION 2) Keep your muscle. 

It’s normal to lose muscle as you get older, but it’s not inevitable.

Doing strength-building workouts at MaxStrength Fitness twice a week can not only help you KEEP your muscle as you get older but even REBUILD it.

This helps keep you strong and active, plus it stokes your metabolism.

ACTION 3) Eat enough protein

As people get older, they often skimp on their protein intake.

A minimum target to shoot for is .5 grams of protein per pound of body weight and optimal is .75-1 grams of protein per pound of body weight. 

To make sure you get the MOST out of your protein intake, spread it out over the course of the day since studies show that to be more effective. 

ACTION 4) Make it a lifestyle

As you get older, the way your cells metabolize fuel naturally slows down. 

The bad news is there isn’t a lot you can do about this, BUT… studies show this has 

only a minor impact compared with lower activity and muscle mass!

The best thing you can do is follow a healthy lifestyle: get 7-8 hours of sleep a night, 

manage your stress levels, stay active, and eat a healthy-whole-foods-based diet.

Remember: it’s not the big steps you take occasionally that have the biggest impact on your health and fitness…

It’s the little things you do every single day!

Want to learn how we help our clients reverse the aging process in only 20 minutes twice a week without breaking a sweat? 

You can request your free initial workout at maxstrengthfitness.com.

I hope this information helps you hit your goals faster! I’ll be back next week  with more good stuff for you.

Until then, be strong!