6 Ways To Walk Off Weight After Menopause

With age comes wisdom, a full life, and discounts on movie tickets and rental cars. But as your body moves through—and beyond—the shifts of menopause, biology does throw a few whammies your way in the weight gain department: About 10 pounds, on average, according to San Francisco–based functional medicine specialist Marsha Nunley, MD. Read the full article for Prevention.

How To Start Walking When You Have 50+ Pounds To Lose

Have a hefty weight loss goal? Consider walking, not running, toward your best new body. A recent British study found people who regularly walked for fitness—albeit at a fast pace—weighed less than those devoted to other types of physical activity, including running, swimming, and cycling. Read the full article for Prevention.

8 Ways To Keep Your Skin Firm As You Shed Pounds

You’ve finally found a workout you love and an eating plan that syncs with your lifestyle. The extra pounds you’ve carried for years have begun to melt away. Just one problem—the same surface area covers your new, smaller self, leading your skin to sag or lag behind. Folds can form on your belly and arms, and even your face can seem a bit slack. Read the full article for Prevention.

6 Ways Your Health Suffers When You Stop Working Out

Just as a good training program builds you up, falling off the workout wagon can have the opposite effect—sometimes almost immediately. Experts call this phenomenon “detraining,” and its consequences can weigh even heavier than the gut you see in the mirror. Fortunately, the condition is fully reversible, as long as you get your butt back to the gym. Read the full article for Men’s Health.