The best way to lose bodyfat is to keep your metabolic rate elevated. What's the best way to elevate your metabolic rate? You guessed it--lift weights. Why? Because weight lifting is the best way to lessen the decrease of muscle mass as you get older. Having more lean body mass means preserving your metabolic rate because muscles require a relatively high amount of energy to exist. The key is to train intensely and long enough in order for an appreciable increase in your metabolic rate to occur. Fortunately it's never too late to begin or return to a weight training program. Older adults of any age can increase their muscle mass and metabolic rate.
Brian Danley, CFT
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."