When we enter pre-menopause, which can happen as early as 35, we start storing more fat around our waist because our ovaries slow down the production of estrogen. We store more fat in the fat cells around our waist because they are good at producing estrogen. This does not mean that the body has to store fat and become fatter. With sound balanced nutrition and some proper guidance in strength training, you can have the best body you ever had in your 40’s and on. Proper strength training is the number one way to get that body. You will put back lost muscle tissue that will increase your metabolism and burn more calories than just diet and cardiovascular exercise could.