Stay Slim Overview

Many women struggle to lose weight – yet unfortunately most become caught in a vicious cycle of weight loss and weight gain – and then continue to gain. The prevalence of overweight American women has increased significantly the past 20 years. In fact, an astonishing 52% of women in their fifties are overweight. Excess weight increases the risk for heart disease, diabetes, some types of cancers, osteoarthritis and poor self-esteem.

Decreased metabolism is a major reason that woman gain weight as they age. This is often the result of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and age-related loss of lean muscle tissue. Scientific research has shown that strength training increases metabolism – a key to permanent weight loss – by as much as 15%. When combined with aerobic exercise, strength training can help women of all ages lose weight and keep it off for a lifetime.

The Stay Slim program is based upon Strong Women Stay Slim (Bantam Books, 1998) which outlines the extraordinary fat-fighting power of strength training combined with a healthy, varied diet and calorie burning exercise. Whether you are trying to lose a few stubborn pounds, struggling with post-pregnancy weight gain, or battling a lifelong weight problem, the Stay Slim program is for you.

Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D.

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