How do you prevent weight gain during menopause?

Dr. Sankar Das Mahapatra

Infertility Specialist
Many women find it difficult to handle the rapid weight gain at the time of menopause. The hormonal changes taking place during midlife can play havoc on the body causing various changes. However, just because you’re aging doesn’t mean you have to get heavier as well. Check out the following tips to maintain a healthy, attractive body while you grow older: Apart from the hormonal changes that women undergo during midlife, other changes contributing to weight gain include: • Retirement • Increased leisure activities • Increased travel • Reduced workload around the home • Children moving out of the house • Changing life priorities • Increased time for social activities like entertainment, cooking, and dining out These changes decrease the overall physical activity level and subsequently, the metabolism. That’s why to curb weight gain, menopausal women should eat a balanced, nutritious diet and stay active at ball costs. Even when your lifestyle starts changing because of your age, don’t give up on portion control and physical activity. • Pick up some healthy recipes and cooking tips, and share low-fat, low-calorie meals with your family and friends. • When your children move out, use the extra time to get some exercise. Organize walks or hikes, join a gym, or take part in a new sport. • Indulge in leisure and travel exercises. Rather than lying on the beach, paddle, hike, or bike your way. Menopause is a difficult time for many women, but that doesn’t mean you need to let nature take its course. Regain control of your body with the correct treatment and enjoy weight loss.
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