Health and fitness: why people gain weight with age

Self-tutoring about health and fitness: the tutor explores the reason people tend to gain weight with age.

According to an article I read recently, weight gain with age, for the most part, isn’t for the cliche reason that “your metabolism slows as you get older.” Rather, it’s because people’s physical activity tends to decrease with age. As an example, if you drive as an adult, but walked as a kid, of course you’ll tend to gain more weight as an adult unless you compensate with some other activity.

The point is obvious enough, but its truth might be more powerful than people typically acknowledge.


Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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