Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain During Menopause04/02/14
(HealthDay News) -- Menopausal women are more prone to weight
gain, particularly in the abdominal area, due to the many hormonal
changes they face.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice to
help avoid weight gain during menopause:
- Stay active and get plenty of regular physical activity.
Incorporate both aerobic and strength training exercises into your
- Cut back on calories by about 200 per day. Focus on eating
nutritious foods, including bananas, blueberries, dark leafy
greens, soy, salmon, whole grains, yogurt and plenty of water.
- Limit alcohol and salt.
- Maintain a positive, healthy attitude.
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