There's no doubt about the fact that the body changes as we age and fat is stored in places that we didn't have to worry about when we were younger. The metabolism slows and the digestive system doesn't work as well as it once did. Hormonal changes in the body can also affect the shape that you are in but there is one thing that always remains the same at all ages - If you eat too much food and drink too much alcohol you will gain weight. Many people use their age as an excuse for being over weight but this is not acceptable.
Consider how many elderly people there are who are still slim, fit and healthy and you will see that age is not an excuse. Lifestyles create the body we have to live with and the effects of poor lifestyle choices are multiplied as we age because the abuse that we have been giving our body through poor food choices throughout our life accumulates with fat and other health related problems due to poor nutrition. You can and should expect to keep your fat percentage at an optimum level throughout your life. The health benefits from doing so will pay dividends with a better quality of life and reduced dependence on medication and other health related expenditure as you age.
At any stage in your life, no matter how old you are you can benefit from improved nutrition and exercise. Anything that will reduce the excess levels in your body fat will assist in helping you to live longer and to enjoy that time more. Starting on an exercise program and taking care to improve your nutrition is the best way to turn back the body clock and it is never too late to start winding back the years. Obviously the sooner you start the better but starting is the essential ingredient that you need right now.
Steven M Schultz lives in Loveland, Colorado USA. He is a restaurateur (The Hobnob Restaurant), a professional candy maker (Columbine Almond Toffee), an active Forex Currency Trader and a martial artist (Black Belt in Haidong Gumdo). He is married with three children. For more Information and a FREE Newsletter [ Click Here ]