Welcome to the Middle Ages

Ah, the middle ages. I’m not talking about medieval times, I’m talking about the ages of 40 through 60 when your middle starts to age.

I am way past that.

All that excess fat and flabby stomach muscle is giving you “chest ‘n drawers” syndrome, where your chest starts sliding into your drawers.

An expanding waistline is sometimes considered a price of getting older. For women, this can be especially true as body fat tends to shift to the abdomen after menopause.

That extra belly fat does more than just make it hard to zip up a favorite pair of jeans, though. Research shows that belly fat carries serious health risks. But the threats posed by belly fat can be lowered.

We need to be mindful of what we’re putting in our mouths and keep track of how much we’re moving.

All this nonsense about our metabolisms slowing down with age is hurting us because our metabolism doesn’t slow down…we do.

I’m one of the first baby boomers, and I will challenge any teenager to try and keep up with this 77 year old guy with a 33 inch waist. 🙂

I won’t go into all the gory and unhealthy details of carrying around an unsightly “Dunlop” but you should know that you can do something about it and enjoy the years you’ve worked so hard for.

And let’s not forget that we can still look good in all the the latest fashions.

Come out of the dark ages.

Come to the light. 🙂

Please note: I welcome comments that are offensive, illogical or off-topic from readers in all states of consciousness.

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