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Hi I’m Beth Ann,
I have not changed my diet or exercise routines during menopause…but I have gained weight. So many menopausal women have said the same thing to me. To which I responded that is exactly the problem. You need to change with “the change”. You need to change the way in which you eat and your exercise routines with the onset of menopause….not keep them the same
On average, women gain 12 – 15 pounds during menopause. Many woman gain much more. Most women think that menopause causes weight gain. It does not. A comprehensive review by the International Menopause Society has found that going through the menopause does not cause a woman to gain weight. However, the hormonal changes at menopause are associated with a change in the way that fat is distributed, leading to more belly fat. Prior to perimenopause, women tend to store fat on their hips and thighs. During perimenopause, and after it, women tend to store fat around their mid-section. What causes weight gain during menopause?
Two events — menopause and the natural aging process – coincide at this time. Menopause merely becomes the suspect because it happens, as many women notice weight gain. The actual cause of weight gain during menopause is aging. However, the symptoms of menopause do contribute to it along with aging and is associated with a slowing of the body’s metabolism.
Your metabolism actually starts to slow down sometime in your 30s
The reason for this decrease in your metabolism is a decrease in your muscle mass
You tend to lose a 1/2 pound of muscle a year after the age of 30. Between the ages of 30 and 70, you are likely to experience a 40 to 50% reduction in your muscle mass
Loss of muscle mass decreases the rate at which your body uses calories
As you lose muscle mass, you gain weight in fat. If you do not change your eating routines, the same caloric intake is not going to burn off. Those unburned calories will be stored as fat
If you continue to eat as you always have and don’t increase your physical activity, you’re not likely to experience weight loss during menopause. I have been a personal trainer and in the fitness field for some 20 years. I am currently going through menopause now.
I can tell you diet and exercise do matter greatly. Last summer before I opened A Better Fit A Better You Fitness Studio, I had an injury to my knee that brought me to a “out of control” feeling. It wasn’t until I took control of my life and was determined to find the road back, that I recognized hormonal issues. I found the right balance of food, vitamins and a controlled exercise regimen that includedWhole Body Vibration Training, the Infrared sauna which allows me to stretch and heal. I am back to teaching classes, and working out and setting new goals. When we go through menopause our body changes in many ways. We just have to pay attention to looking in the mirror and watching the signs of change. On our journey of life to stay fit and healthy as we age gracefully.
*I was a Fitness Director – PowerHouse Gym, Kissimmee, FL
*I was a Fitness Director – YMCA, Kissimmee, FL
*I was a Fitness Manager – Inches, Bradenton, FL
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