Saturday, December 12, 2015

3 Ways to Pause Midlife Weight Gain

Hot flashes, mood swings and weight gain, even if you've never had weight problems are just some of the physical and emotional symptoms of menopause. A Study of Obesity found that the typical weight gain during menopause was 11 pounds. As if the weight gain was not enough, the extra pounds put on during menopause tend to go directly to their abdominal area. The problem with belly fat, besides the obvious reasons of vanity, it has been shown to increase the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes So what can be done to fight against extra pounds and health risks? Here are three suggestions.

Start strength training. Cardiovascular exercise (walking, biking, swimming) is very good for heart health; but if you really want to focus on weight loss, strength training is the key. As we age, we lose muscle mass and, as a result, burn less and less calories each year. We can either eat less and less to offset or put our calorie burning into overdrive with strength training. The more muscle mass you have the more calories you will burn. InterActive Exercise is an easy way to start a strength training routine.
Monitor yourself. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to change something they are not aware of changing needs. You know how many calories you eat a day or how many steps you take? If the answer is no, it's time to start tracking. Keep a food diary and track everything you eat. You may be surprised by all the hidden snacks, sips, and samples have all day. Also keep a daily circulation. Register your exercise and daily movement. The goal is to take 10,000 steps a day. Finally, record your dream. Menopause may be preventing you from getting the recommended 6-8 hours of sleep at night and sleep deprivation is associated with weight gain.
Visit a weight loss specialist. A study of over 17,000 women showed that losing weight menopausal women could reduce or eliminate hot flashes and night sweats. Medi-Weightloss® is a weight loss program by a physician supervised which can help you lose up to 20 pounds the first month *. Our program of individualized weight loss is designed to meet the needs of individual patients and has helped hundreds of thousands of people across the country.

This information is for educational purposes only. It not intended as a comprehensive review of the matter nor a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your primary care physician or health care provider before starting any diet or exercise program.

On average, patients who meet the Medi-Weightloss ™ program lost 6.4 pounds the first week and 14 pounds the first month. Rapid weight loss may be associated with certain medical conditions and should only be considered by those who are medically appropriate.

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