As we age we tend to move less, this results in muscle loss and a decrease in resting metabolic rate, the rate our bodies burn calories at rest. Starting from ages 25 to 30 as part of the aging process each person loses between 5-10lb of muscle every decade, the number will be on the greater side if leading a sedentary lifestyle. It is important for men and women to exercise using resistance type movements to help maintain and build muscle. This helps keep the metabolism active. Every pound of new muscle requires extra calories to maintain it (even at rest!) – that means more calories are burnt everyday!
There are different methods men and women can use to achieve fat burning results with resistance training. For best results it is best to consult with a qualified personal trainer.