agingYour clothes feel tighter, but you’re eating the same amount of food and exercising as much as you have for years. What’s happening?

Aging and Weight Gain

You have several things working against you, such as genetics, gender, and calorie consumption. Another one is aging.

According to studies, a person’s metabolic rate (the number of calories you burn in a day) drops to about 1% per year starting the age 30, which can lead to significant weight gain — even if you haven’t changed your diet or exercise routine at all.

To make things worse, dieting can even worsen the problem, as it can lead to a further decrease in your resting metabolic rate. Weight gain, on the other hand, leads to other more serious problems, such as an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes.

Waist Circumference of People Aged Over 30

A waist circumference of more than 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men, in particular, represents a significant increased risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Experts say this because an accumulation of fat around the tummy particularly contributes to the narrowing and hardening of the arteries.

Liposuction: The Answer to the Problem

If you’re suffering from a declining metabolic rate, the challenge is to find a way to maintain your weight and metabolic rate without the side effects seen with stimulant fat-burning agents.

Liposuction, Minnesota cosmetic surgeons agree, could be the answer to the problem. Not only does liposuction remove stubborn excess fat from people suffering from age-related metabolic, it also helps reduce the triglyceride levels and white blood cell counts in the body. This means liposuction can possibly decrease their risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

This claim is backed up by a 2011 study.

When you feel like somehow a flabby spare tire is forming around your middle as you age, it’s time to stand back from the barbecues and the beer. Start doing something about it — do more exercise and maybe get help from cosmetic surgeons. After all, you’re not getting any younger.