Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Improve Daily Habits

Good lifestyle choices may not only help ease your transitional time but also promote health as we age. Regular activity help prevents weight gain, reduce heavy bleeding, cramping and improve mood and sleep. Alternate between strength-training to maintain muscle mass and vigorous aerobic exercises to burn calories. Aim for at least 30 minutes most of the week. Reduce saturated fat in your diet and include more calcium rich foods such as low fat dairy, spinach and white beans to stay healthy. Also cutting calories because after menopause or as we grow older metabolism slows, shifting hormones cause extra weight to settle in your midsection and you lose muscle mass, so you need fewer calories to stay the same weight.

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