Men: Here’s how to lose weight in your 30s, 40s and 50s

By author photo Megan Blandford

for-men · 18 Apr 19

Your body’s needs change as your age does, but one truth remains the same: it’s important to maintain a healthy weight.

Here are some great age-specific strategies you can adopt to men’s weight loss at various times in your life:

In your 30s

Your 30s is the time to establish great habits that will set you up for a long and healthy life.

Your metabolism starts to slow down in your late 20s, so when the next decade ticks over it’s declining by around 2% each year. That means that the calories / kilojoules start to sit on your waistline more quickly than they used to.

The good news is that you can counteract this change with targeted exercise. Your metabolism works more efficiently when you boost your muscle mass (because lean muscle helps to burn calories / kilojoules), making it important to do plenty of strength and cardio training through your 30s.

Jenny Craig’s Rapid Results program helps to regulate your metabolism and promote weight loss for men.

In your 40s

The 40s often sees a shift in priorities: where your focus may have been on career and health, it’s now changing to family and career. This might make it difficult to maintain healthy habits like a planned diet and long workout sessions.

It’s certainly not impossible, though. Looking after your health in your 40s is more important than ever – this is the point that many men notice the weight lingering – so it’s time to adapt your routines to fit within your lifestyle.

This is the time to get some variety into your workouts to improve your posture, strength and bone density, as well as reducing your body fat. You can find ways to do this around your family and work commitments with the help of Jenny Craig’s menus that are personalised for men’s weight loss.

In your diet, your 40s should include lots of vegetables, fibre and calcium, with some lean protein thrown into the mix.

In your 50s

It’s generally true that, in your 50s, your body is really good at storing fat. And, as your waistline increases, so too does your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and cancer. Carrying extra weight also puts extra strain on your muscles and joints that could make mobility difficult as you get older.

But it’s not too late to establish good habits that can help you get back to a healthy weight.

In the 50s and beyond, lots of men find it best to lower the intensity of their workouts and switch to lower impact activities like yoga, Pilates, strength training and walking.

This puts more emphasis on your eating habits, too. Because of your slower metabolism, it’s a good idea to reduce the calories you’re eating in order to get to your goal weight. You can lean on Jenny Craig’s menu plans for great, healthy ideas.

No matter what age you are, there are great ways to lose weight and be healthy.

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