The worst exercises and lifestyle choices for those who are of middle age are below. Cardio increases a hormone called cortisol which advances aging and stress. Cortisol also increases fat of the abdomen. Not getting enough sleep also increases cortisol levels in the body. It is important to get good quality sleep. Abdomen exercises do not actually reduce belly fat and actually puts much strain on the spine. High intensity workouts for a short period of time are believed to be effective.
- As people age, the hormonal levels in their bodies decline.
- As hormones decline with age, fitness and body-shape decline as well.
- Older middle-aged people begin wearing baggier, less form-fitting clothing to hide their less attractive body form.
“A gradual and progressive hormonal decline that usually begins around middle age and continues insidiously for the rest of your life, which is why it’s sometimes referred to as the “middle-age spread”. And some of the most annoying symptoms of the middle-age spread is an increase in belly fat and the loss of lean muscle tone that results in a dumpy, shapeless middle-age body. It’s no coincidence that most people over 40 stop wearing form fitting clothes.”