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40 Ways to Get Your Best Body in Your 40s

Best Life Logo By Sarah Crow and Alex Daniel of Best Life | Slide 1 of 41: When you hit your 40s, you learn very quickly that the exercise and diet routines that sailed you through your 20s and 30s just aren’t going to cut it anymore. Yes, your metabolism has slowed, and so has your body’s natural production of human growth hormone and your thyroid hormones (which regulate your metabolism). If you’re a man, you’re producing less muscle-building testosterone. If you’re a woman, less estrogen. And ladies, I hate to say it, but burning energy can be even harder for you, as you inherently have a worse muscle-to-fat ratio than your male counterparts.But that doesn’t mean that dropping weight in your 40s is impossible. Quite the opposite, actually. With a targeted routine, a little discipline, and a few smart steps, you can flatten your belly and get your younger body back in no time. Here’s how—and for more great health advice, don’t miss The Truth about Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant.

40 Ways to Get Your Best Body in Your 40s

When you hit your 40s, you learn very quickly that the exercise and diet routines that sailed you through your 20s and 30s just aren’t going to cut it anymore. Yes, your metabolism has slowed, and so has your body’s natural production of human growth hormone and your thyroid hormones (which regulate your metabolism). If you’re a man, you’re producing less muscle-building testosterone. If you’re a woman, less estrogen. And ladies, I hate to say it, but burning energy can be even harder for you, as you inherently have a worse muscle-to-fat ratio than your male counterparts.

But that doesn’t mean that dropping weight in your 40s is impossible. Quite the opposite, actually. With a targeted routine, a little discipline, and a few smart steps, you can flatten your belly and get your younger body back in no time. 

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