The biggest reason you gain weight as you age has nothing to do with your metabolism | The Independent
You've probably heard that once you hit 40, it's all downhill when it comes to your weight. That inexplicable force we call our metabolism does begin to grind a bit slower every year from age 30 onward.
Here's the good news: The rate at which your metabolism slows down is actually rather minimal. In reality, most weight gain that happens in midlife isn't the result of a slower metabolism at all. Instead, it comes down to a simple but changeable truth: As we get older, we get less and less active.
While this might sound depressing, it's actually great news. There's plenty we can do to counteract the slow, seemingly inevitable onset of poundage.
Simply getting more active can help reduce weight gain as we age. Consider taking a Nia class, attending classes more regularly, registering for a Nia Training or taking a retreat at Soma Ranch.