DID YOU KNOW?
As a woman’s ovaries produce less estrogen, (peri and post menopause) her body attempts to draw from other sources of estrogen. Fat cells can produce estrogen, so her body works harder to convert calories into fat to increase estrogen levels. Unfortunately, fat cells do not burn calories the way muscle cells do, which causes weight gain.
If you are in your 30’s it is time to prepare now. Start a weight training program at least 3 times a week. Make sure your nutrition is based on whole foods, fruits and vegetables.
If you are in your 40’s you need to be strength training at least 3 times a week not only to combat the effects of peri and post menopausal weight gain but also strength for everyday tasks such as walking up the stairs, picking up things of the ground, getting off the toilet.
Take control now!