A lot of changes can happen in your body as you get older. One of those things can be belly fat, which is mostly caused by a decrease in hormones.
The fat that is in your abdomen around your organs is called visceral fat, which is bad and increases the chances of getting type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
You can’t always control your hormones, but you can surely make positive changes in your diet and exercise habits that will help you eliminate the abdominal fat.
You can visit your doctor so he can prescribe a healthy diet and some exercise that will work best for you.
1. People who are 40 years old are most often in a stage of their life where they work, have kids, and have to make important decisions, which means they worry about things and are very active.
You are probably not aware that stress can have big influence on your weight as well:
2. Stress releases a hormone called cortisol which creates the abdominal fat. Even though stress managing can be really difficult, you should be aware that it affects your physical and mental health and you have to find ways to deal with it.
You can try consuming 1 tbsp. of olive oil in the morning before your breakfast because it will prevent the fat from being absorb later from the food you will eat.
You should incorporate any type of exercise so you can prevent the natural loss of muscle mass as you pass the age of 40.
You should workout at least 2 times per week and target every muscle group in your body. This will speed your metabolism and slow the rate of muscle loss.
3. You should lift weights, but also do some cardio so you can burn more calories and lose weight.
You may find that the scale still shows the same numbers, but if you check the percentage of fat, you will surely notice that it lower. The first changes you are going to see are in your belly.
If you aren’t already working out and you are approaching 40, or are already in your 40s, you should also try yoga and meditation to get you through the challenging parts in your life.
You can also set some routines that will help you relax and clear your mind, as well as replace the negative with positive thoughts.
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