I don’t think any woman looks forward to menopause. We know there will be hormonal changes and on top of that, rumor has it that menopause WILL cause weight gain.
So is that true or false? Well, menopause CAN cause weight gain but it’s not inevitable and there are things we can do to prevent the dreaded added pounds and maybe even have a little weight loss!
Menopause and getting older in general can cause your resting metabolic rate to decline. This happens partially due to changes in body composition. As we age, we lose lean muscle and as a result our resting metabolism slows down. Therefore, if we do not make necessary lifestyle changes we can end up putting on weight.
Here are 4 ways to prevent menopausal weight gain:
Exercise: As we get older, many of us are less active which means we will be burning less … Read more