What is Medicare? What does it cover? Get answers in our Medicare Resource Center. That band of fat currently making it harder to zip up your favorite jeans is very likely to expand as you age, for men and women alike.
Belly fat is like an uninvited, rude party guest: you never wanted it to arrive in the first place, and once it's there, it's harder than you ever imagined to get it to leave. It often feels like there's no way around the weight gain that comes along with getting older ; no matter how many anti-aging creams you may buy, the waist size on your jeans keeps growing right alongside the number of candles on your birthday cake. While it may seem as though getting bigger is a foregone conclusion as you age, these 20 ways to lose your belly when you're older can help you whittle that middle and start looking as young as you feel in no time.
Sherry Stampler thought she was one of the lucky ones. Then suddenly, at about age 45, she got this bulge just above her waist. Mounting research shows it can also be dangerous and is associated with an increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. This visceral fat—belly fat, in plain English—interferes with liver function. In particular, it hampers the processing of cholesterol and insulin—and may also compromise the function of other tissues and systems.