Weight gain during menopause is often related to the natural aging process and hormonal changes. A healthy diet with some basic modifications and regular exercise are key to keeping your weight in check. Use yoga and strength training to your advantage. Following an ayurvedic routine (dinacharya) and trying alternative therapies like acupuncture and TCM can also help.
Menopause is a natural process and not a diagnosis. Weight gain is an irritating part of menopause and it can lead to other health risks if it is not controlled. Research has shown that a focus on what you eat during menopause can help you conquer menopausal weight gain.1 This does[.....]
Menopause does not cause weight loss but rather weight gain because of the shift in the levels of female hormones like estrogen and progesterone. In fact, weight loss during or after menopause indicates other health conditions like diabetes or depression. As low levels of estrogen cause insulin resistance and low mood, both these ailments are common around menopause.
Unwanted weight gain can be disappointing at any age. For women, menopause is an inevitable stage in their lives, and menopause may cause undesirable weight gain, especially around the abdomen. As we age, metabolism slows down and this factor may contribute to the excess weight women gain during menopause. Women may not be able[.....]
Unexpected spotting or bleeding between periods can be worrying besides being most annoying. It is important to pin down the problem quickly – especially if you’re pregnant or you’re at risk of problems like sexually transmitted infections, PCOS, or even cancer. You may also just experience spotting due to an intrauterine device, birth control pills, or an implantation of a pregnancy. But it is better to put your mind at rest and get treated if it is something more serious.
From anxiety, hot flashes to low libido, insomnia, menopause can be mentally taxing. Luckily, aromatherapy involving the use of essential oils like lavender, peppermint, neroli, rose, clary sage, and cypress helps offer substantial relief in menopausal symptoms. However, be sure to dilute the essential oil(s) in a carrier oil like almond oil before applying them to the skin.
If you are a woman going through menopause, you may be feeling the effects of fluctuating hormones. This may lead to you seeking any means necessary to find relief. You may find yourself spending money on supplements, gadgets, books, or turning to your health practitioner for answers. You may be[.....]
The cessation of menstrual periods in a woman is called menopause. An absence of periods for 12 consecutive months can be medically defined as menopause. It ideally indicates the end of the fertile period in a woman’s life. Statistics show that the average age of the onset of natural menopause in[.....]
Tank up on calcium-rich foods (RDI: 1,200 mg/day), soy products, fresh fruits and veggies to cope with hot flashes and compensate for the declining estrogen levels. Consume vit D-rich foods like fatty fish, eggs, and fortified milk daily (30 ng/mL) to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke. Cut down on caffeine; spicy, white, and refined foods. Ban the booze!
Fluctuations in estrogen levels cause weight gain during menopause. Hormonal changes and age result in increased appetite and decreased metabolic rate. Other midlife factors like stress, lack of sleep, and reduced physical activity can cause this weight gain to spin out of control. But remember, by understanding why you gain weight and working on factors that are within your control, you can fight menopausal weight gain and stay fit!
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