Why does our weight go up along with our age? I have spent many hours sitting, snacking, and contemplating this question.
It is pretty obvious that when we are young we are using muscles to seduce someone hot. All that flirting must eat up the calorie count and keep us toned. Once we snag them the sex makes it a calorie burning free for all. Sex is considered an aerobic excercise, isn’t it?
As life gets more complicated and kids come along the excuses start. No time, too tired, I missed the cat. (I love that commercial) We just accept the couple of extra pounds as a sign of maturity. Our relationships become comfortable and apathy sets in. The sex is not happening as often or with quite as much ferocity so we find something else to do. We snack.
As the years roll along our most toned muscles are the ones we use to shovel more snacks in. Sex still shows up once in a while but the heavy breathing is more from the physical exertion then the physical aerobics. No muscle-building or calorie burning there.
And so it continues. With the turning of a new years calendar page our age grows, our muscle mass shrinks, and sex is something we smile about and say “remember when we used to…”.
In the end I have come to the conclusion that the extra layer of fat, we have built, is natures way of keeping our skin from just hanging off where we used to have muscle. without it we would just be a flappy skinned bag of old bones with a big smile on our faces.