A slowing metabolism can be one of the downsides of adulthood, but is weight gain truly unavoidable? A new study finds men over 35 often see their increasing weight as “inevitable.” Moreover, researchers found many blame family and career commitments for their path towards obesity.
As we grow older our metabolism slows down. According to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, men over 35 often see their increasing weight gain as unavoidable. They tend to blame their family and career commitments for their inability to avoid obesity.
A body mass index (BMI) of more than 25 falls into the category of being overweight, while anything over 30 qualifies as obese. According to the Health Survey for England, around two-thirds of men over 16 are overweight or obese. Among men between 35 and 64, almost a third are obese (31%).