When it comes to losing weight and fat, it’s believed that it’s easiest to lose it in the stomach area, as opposed to the hips and thighs. This is mainly because of the female reproductive hormone estrogen, which helps to regulate the amount of fat stored in those places.
While metabolism can slow down with age, it won’t come to a sudden halt. At around age 25, metabolism levels slow by about 5% to 10% with each decade, due to hormonal changes and, in many cases, reduced physical activity. These are often the prime reasons why it becomes harder to lose those extra pounds and fight off fat as we get older.
Additionally, menopause affects body shape. Women who have never had a problem with their weight may see thickening around the waist; and unfortunately, no amount of exercise can help redistribute body fat.
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