3 Ways Your Body Changes After 50

Regardless of sex, genetics, or current health and wellness status, it's a given fact that our bodies change in our 50s. While you might not be able to stop the aging process—mother nature is in control, after all—you can certainly slow it down.

While your metabolism starts slowing down before 50, once you hit your 50s, you will notice it is significantly slower than your younger years. Regular exercise can delay this slowdown a bit. But you need to eat less to maintain your weight and restrict your calories even more if you wish to lose weight.

Your bone loss accelerates: When women are going through menopause, their bone loss accelerates for three to five years which can lead to injuries such as bone fractures—especially due to falls. Strength training is the most effective way to slow bone loss.

Your body stores more fat: As we age, our bodies store fat more readily and burn fat more reluctantly, especially when we are stressed or dehydrated. First of all, be aware you don't eat more sweets and start increasing intake of protein and fiber to your advantage. They help kill cravings and keep you full longer so you can avoid temptation.You lose flexibility:

You don't see many people in their 50s doing the splits, and there is a reason. After age 50, your body loses flexibility, which makes you more prone to muscle injuries. Go for exercises which will help prevent injuries, and improve the recovery time when you do get injured.

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