You’ll reverse middle-age spread and help keep your body slim and strong for years to come.
Shed weight slowly
Crash dieting leads to greater loss of metabolism-boosting muscle. A fl at-out fast will decrease the average woman’s metabolic rate by at least 25%.
Adding weight training to your cardio routine helps you avoid losing the 2,5kg of muscle that otherwise disappear every decade simply from getting older.
Switch it up
Trying different routines keeps muscles from getting bored – they have to work in new and challenging ways.
Originally appeared in Good Housekeeping, Augustus 2012.