It happen every time that I get a client that is over 30. The statement that "when I was younger i was able to xyz physically" or "I used to be able to drop weight so quickly when I was younger." Well the sad truth is you aren't younger anymore and there are certain things that you need to start to do to make sure that we don't continue to live in the past and turn around one day and wonder what the hell happened. Now let me start off by telling you some of the expectations you should have after the age of 30. According to a medical Encyclopedia after age 30, people tend to lose lean tissue. Your muscles, liver, kidney, and other organs may lose some of their cells. This process of muscle loss is called atrophy. Bones may lose some of their minerals and become less dense (a condition called osteopenia in the early stages and osteoporosis in the later stages). The amount of body fat goes up steadily after age 30. Older people may have almost one third more fat compared to when they were younger. Fat tissue builds up toward the center of the body, including around the internal organs.  

Now before you start to feel that its hopeless after your 30th birthday.  Your lifestyle choices affect how quickly the aging process takes place.There are some actionable things you can do to reduce age-related body changes are:

  • Get regular exercise.

  • Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and the right amounts of healthy fats.

  • Limit your alcohol use.

  • Avoid tobacco products and illicit drugs.

The Good thing about having this information is that it now arms you with the information that you need to be successful as you age. Now the choice is yours.

dwayne july