No matter if your a women or a man the difficulty to get fit get harder as we age. So if you are one of those many people just starting out in a fitness routine things will be a little bit harder to achieve than when you were a teenager or even in your twenties. When we are inactive through life we start to lose muscle, bone density and our metabolism starts to slow. So later in life it takes a little bit longer to achieve our goals than if we were younger. However don't let your age deter you from working out because no matter what age you are you can achieve anything.
Janet Dolores. Vlha, MD
- internal medicine
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Why is it difficult for women to get fit as they get older?
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How can seeing my doctor regularly help maintain my independence as I age?
UCLA Health answeredAs you age, you can maintain your independence by seeing your doctor regularly. He or she is your partner in good health. He or she will make sure you receive age-appropriate health screenings and vaccines to stay healthy.
What should my weight and body composition be to slow aging?
Mark Houston, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredIdeal body weight, waist circumference, waist/hip ratio, and body composition are important. The ideal body weight is based on body weight and body mass index. The percent body fat in men should be less than 18% and in women less than 22% with increases in percent lean muscle mass to improve insulin sensitivity and other hormonal and physiological functions. The waist circumference should be less than 36 inches in men and less than 31 inches in women. The waist-hip ratio should be less than 1.0 in both genders.
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