Does aging necessarily mean weight gain
Is it possible to have weight loss while aging, or does aging necessarily mean that weight will increase slowly? A recent study sought to find out the answer to this very question, because many people out there suffer from a seeming inability to achieve fat loss in any amount that can actually change their weight.
This study had about 100,000 participants, both male and female, who were not obese, tracked for up to twenty years. These people, who were all in good health when the study was started, were then documented as they went through their years via their weight. What the study showed was that the weight did come on, but much slower than expected, coming in at an average of two pounds every four years.
The things that were truly surprising, however, were that there were foods that showed a high correlation with weight loss or weight gain. Potato chips, potatoes, unprocessed red meats, and processed meats all showed an increase in weight over time for their respective consumers, but vegetables, nuts, and fruits all showed a weight gain that was less than that of their counterparts at least, if not a fat loss over time.
The part that was not a surprise was that liquids high in calories showed an increase in weight as well, meaning that the alcoholic beverage consumers showed a higher weight gain than those who abstained, but not as high as those who had drinks sweetened with sugar often.
Lifestyle played a huge part as well, unsurprisingly. If you were more active, slept between 6 to 8 hours each night, and did not watch TV as much as some others, you were in the population of people closest to achieving anti aging. If you did not do these things, then fat loss was not something that you were necessarily very good at.
It does show that many of the things we look at every day are truly important for our health. With these findings in our retinue of knowledge now, you can make more informed decisions about how to live your life and try to get to healthier place all on your own.