If you're over the age of 40 and struggling to get fit, then you're not alone. Cleveland Clinic health coach Erica Stepteau says our metabolism changes as we age – and that the “fun” actually starts when you hit 30.
Stepteau says loss of muscle mass taps into the body's energy source and makes it more difficult to keep burning fat. This is why some people will begin to see some weight gain while they do the same exercises they were doing in their 20s and 30s, but not getting the same results.
Stepteau says it is possible to beat the metabolism drop-off and recommends starting with moderate exercise such as stair climbing.
Source: Cleveland Clinic