middle-aged spread


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middle-aged spread

Weight that accumulates around a person's midsection due to a decrease in metabolism caused by aging. Barry suddenly started dieting and exercising to prevent the middle-aged spread.
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This is not about dieting to drop three dress sizes before Christmas or to shed your middle-aged spread by 2009, these have to be lifestyle choices made attractive to the population, but made voluntarily by the individual.
Having turned 50 this year, and with a touch of middle-aged spread, the star was as surprised as anybody when Back To The Future director Robert Zemeckis cast him as the lead in his new movie adaptation of Beowulf.
Seat bills the 1.8 20V Ibiza as young and certainly would not think of it as middle-aged spread. In fact it is possibly the least self-indulgent of the hot hatches with only mere hints giving away its performance abilities.
Women who lift weights twice a week can prevent or at least slow the "middle-aged spread," according to a report presented at the American Heart Association's 46th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention.
The cyborg of tomorrow wears a red polo shirt, drinks bottled water, and has a bit of a middle-aged spread. The contraption strapped to this man is a robotic arm designed to assist stroke survivors; it was developed by Jiping He's team at Arizona State University and Kinetic Muscles Inc.
MIDDLE-AGED SPREAD: (From left) Ray Burdis, Anthony Head, Don Warrington and Nigel Havers in the BBC2 series Manchild, starting on Tuesday
And "George" and "Paul" looked a bit long in the tooth, especially "Paul's" middle-aged spread. But, lordy can they ever play, and can they ever sing.
Men concerned about middle-aged spread shouldn't lie awake nights worrying about it.
While this middle-aged spread is usually attributed to eating too much and exercising too little, there may be more to it than that.
The 62-year-old was diagnosed in June, 2013, after putting her persistent bloating down to middle-aged spread.
Tipping the scales at 13st 8lbs, 55-yera-old Jac, of Fernhill Heath near Droitwich, was keen to revert back to the size eight she used to be before she was hit by middle-aged spread.
Getting a middle-aged spread leads people to put themselves at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes caused by being overweight or obese.
Fearful of a lurking middle-aged spread, I came up with my own revolutionary, highly-advanced, fool-proof weight loss system.
She said she thought the 4lbs she put on before the race was "middle-aged spread".
Lack of sleep contributes to middle-aged spread in men.