How to get a flat tum at any age
Would you love to get slim, feel lean and stay strong throughout your 40s, 50s and 60s? With just a few lifestyle changes you can rediscover a slimline you no matter what your age.
On average, women gain about 2.4kg (around 5lbs) and 2.9cm (around an inch) on the waist between the ages of 44 and 50. This is because a perimenopause starts to kick in, oestrogen levels start to fall and fat is redistributed from the hips and thighs to the tummy.
Falling oestrogen levels mean our bodies start to lose muscle in our fifties, and our stomachs develop a 'doughy' appearance. Broken nights caused by hot flushes and night sweats don?t help. A 2013 study shows that sleeping less than seven hours a night can add up to 3.4cm (1.3in) to your waist. This is because missing out on sleep can disrupt leptin ? the hormone that switches off hunger.
Annoyingly, you may notice your tum appears to stick out more around this age.
Why? Decreasing bone density can lead to small but gradual loss of height, so we have less body length to accommodate our tummies.
The good news is by following our simple lifestyle changes you can combat belly fat and reduce the health risks it poses...
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