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Shedding pounds after 50 involves diet and exercise


Last updated 2/21/2013 at Noon

Muscle-strengthening activities, including yoga, can help men and women over 50 lose weight and keep the weight off.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Losing some weight is a goal for many people, regardless of age.

Shedding weight after the age of 50 is not always easy. As a person ages, muscle mass tends to dwindle while body fat has a tendency to increase. Since fat burns fewer calories than muscle, weight gain as a person ages is bound to happen. But that doesn’t mean such weight gain is inevitable. In fact, men and women willing to make certain changes with regard to diet and exercise can shed pounds after 50 while preventing future weight gain.


Men and women need fewer calories as they age. For exa...

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