Estrogen is the hormone keeping the body curvy and the metabolism buzzing; when it begins to break, you may start to gain weight (the average menopausal woman gains half a stone during the onset).
During the menopause, women need to pay closer attention to their diets, portion sizes and their workout routine. By tweaking small changes to your regular lifestyle, you can avoid making mistakes that can lead to weight gain and weakened muscles.
Below are the common mistakes made by women going through the menopause, and what you can do to fix them:
You take it easy
Executive director of the North American Menopause Society, Wulf Utian, explains how he doesn’t see why women of 50 or 60 shouldn’t be following a gym routine of that of a 40 year old. Don’t slow down or knock yourself, you are able to do the same amount as you have always done.
You only do cardio
While spin class and aerobics kept you fit and svelte...