Midlife weight gain is one of the most predictable and unhealthy accompaniments of aging with most people gaining at least a pound or two a year. Unfortunately, midlife comes with a convergence of many different forces that bear on our waistlines – tipping the scales in the positive direction. The six primary drivers of midlife weight gain are:
Physical activity reins supreme as the ideal antidote to avoid midlife weight gain because it can improve or alleviate all six of these drivers! (And I do not know of any other factor that can achieve this.) For best results, strive for 30 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity 5 or more days a week along with 2 days of resistance (weight-bearing) exercise each week.