Fight the Middle Age Spread

It’s the moment we’re all dreading. The time when your naturally slim physique suddenly isn’t so easy to maintain, and battling the bulge becomes so much more difficult than it used to be.

When you’re young, fast metabolisms and active lifestyles often mean that you can have a trim figure without even thinking about it. But most men find that after the age of 40 (approximately), they can continue eating the same diet and leading the same lifestyle as they always had, but the weight starts to pile onto their waist line. The change is gradual and you might not see it coming, but soon you find you need to buckle your belt on the last hole and all of your trousers are feeling too tight for comfort.

Unfortunately, this is a natural part of life. As you age, the muscle in your body decreases and adults tend to gain around a pound a year from the age of 20 up to about 55. Your metabolism can slow down, and your pace of life is likely to slow down as you get older.

If you want to fight the seemingly inevitable middle age spread, there are several steps you need to take. First of all you need to be fit and active; even making small changes such as taking the stairs instead of the lift will make a difference. You don’t have to spend every day in the gym, but finding a hobby to keep you active will help enormously; swimming, dancing (London escorts love a man who can dance!), or walking. Joining an exercise class will give you some routine to follow and will also give you more opportunities to broaden your social life.

The other important factor in avoiding an oversized stomach is to eat healthily. It is so tempting to over indulge later in life; if you’re settled with a career, a home or a family you probably feel like you deserve to treat yourself. Try to avoid the temptation of always doing this with food or alcohol – it will catch up with you. Drinking beer, lager and ale often lead to a ‘beer belly’ so try to opt for wine and spirits occassionally.

It doesn’t seem fair that you have to work so much harder to fight the middle age spread, but small changes to your lifestyle can keep you trim. You will feel more energetic, and you’ll have more self confidence.