Video: Why is it harder to lose weight as we age?

June 04, 2021 | by Edward-Elmhurst Health
Categories: Healthy Driven Life

In this video, Amanda Davenport, PA, discusses why weight loss tends to be more of struggle as we age.

As Davenport explains, every 10 years, from age 30 and beyond, we lose 3-8% of our muscle mass. Since muscle burns more calories than fat, this decreases the amount of calories that we need to eat in a day. Also, as we age, hormones (estrogen for women and testosterone for men) decrease, which tends to result in more abdominal weight gain. Watch the video to learn more.

The decision to start a new weight loss journey is a deeply personal one. We understand the uncertainties involved and we're here to help. 

Ask Endeavor is a resource you can use to get answers to commonly asked questions, directly from our weight loss experts at Endeavor Health® Weight Management.

Have specific questions? Give us a call at 331-221-6100.


Mole or melanoma – how to tell the difference

Summer is here. It's time to take a good look at the skin you’ve been hiding under warm clothes.

Read More

HDLifeAskEndeavor Shamsi considerweightloss

Video: How do I know it's time to consider a weight loss option?

Watch this Endeavor Health® Weight Management FAQ video featuring Omar Shamsi, MD.

Read More


7 ways your heart benefits from exercise

Learn seven heart-healthy reasons why regular cardiovascular work belongs in your exercise plan.

Read More