Best Ways to Lose Weight After 40

Instead of going with the tried-and-true, prioritize what will really work in your hectic, post-40 life.

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A consistent strength practice, in which you train your major muscle groups at least twice a week, may help you keep or restore your muscular mass.

Prioritize Strength

Making plans to exercise with a buddy or joining a yoga class where other gym "regulars" also attend will help keep you motivated to achieve your fitness objectives.

Find A Buddy


Chronic stress has been linked to weight increase and makes it harder to maintain a healthy weight. "Cortisol, a hormone released in response to stress, has been linked to increased hunger and fat storage

Stress Less

It might be hard to lose weight if you have diabetes, hypothyroidism, or a mental health disorder. If you're having trouble losing weight, it's important to talk to your doctor about it.

Talk with a Doctor

Medications you use for other conditions, such as those for high blood pressure or depression, may also cause or exacerbate weight gain.

Check your meds

There are occasions when biological factors prevent you from sleeping adequately and you must find a way to overcome them. Obstructive sleep apnea has been linked to obesity if left untreated.


There has been a rebirth in the production of alcohol-free beverages, particularly non-alcoholic beers, thanks to the current "sober inquisitive moment."

Be Sober Curious

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