Keeping weight off as you age requires maintaining physical activity. Here, more than 500 elderly people attend a keep-fit exercise session organised by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. Photo: Dickson Lee

How to grow older but not fatter: weights, HIIT, walking 10,000 steps a day and eating vegetables among key tips

  • Slow loss of muscle mass, less spontaneous physical activity, changes in hormones – these are all reason we gain weight as we age
  • Lifting weights helps lose abdominal fat, while eating lower calorie foods, doing HIIT and sitting less all help keep off the extra pounds
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Keeping weight off as you age requires maintaining physical activity. Here, more than 500 elderly people attend a keep-fit exercise session organised by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. Photo: Dickson Lee
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With fat shaming, like every other attitude toward the body, women are judged far more, says a sociology professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Photo: Shutterstock

Too fat for a massage: spa visitor’s heartbreaking ordeal shows how fat shaming can be more socially acceptable with women

  • Ann Grauer said employees at King Spa & Sauna Chicago told her that she was too heavy to receive a body scrub treatment
  • After inquiring about a man who appeared to weigh more than the 230-pound (104kg) weight limit exiting the spa, she was told men did not have the same rule
Topic |   Beauty

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With fat shaming, like every other attitude toward the body, women are judged far more, says a sociology professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Photo: Shutterstock
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