Increased Belly Fat
Slimming down and putting on muscle becomes much harder for both sexes once you reach your forties. You probably already know the reason. As we age, our metabolism slows down. Many people forget that this means you cannot eat the same amount of food (or the same quality) that you did when you were in high school or a freshman athlete in college. Your body is no longer functioning as it did all those years ago.
Fortunately, you can still build muscle and relight the furnace. By maintaining a healthy weight and working out to keep muscle tone, you can stoke your metabolism and continue to burn calories at a healthier rate. Remember, just one pound of muscles burns an extra 50 calories a day.