Since I’m getting older

I was pleased to read that weight lifting can help women avoid the intra-abdominal fat which I thought was “natural” when growing older. (I guess it is natural if you don’t do physical labor.)

By just lifting weights twice a week for an hour, women can battle the buildup of tummy fat that often takes hold with aging, a new study suggests. And they didn’t even diet.

Women who did the weight-training for two years had only a 7 percent increase in intra-abdominal fat, compared to a 21 percent increase in the group given exercise advice.

The strength-training group also decreased body fat percentage by almost 4 percent…