Posts Tagged ‘womens fitness’

Menopause!!

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Menopause!! Does it Cause Weight Gain?

Do they always have to go hand in hand?

On the initial front it does seem that way (or the local GP has made it that way as an excuse for females, gotta love the easy way out).

YES, gaining weight is so common after menopause.

Fact, about 30% of women aged 50 to 59 are not just overweight, but obese!

So what is the answer??

Well, you guessed it…. EXERCISE

Why Weight Gain Often Occurs After Menopause

What is it about menopause that makes it so challenging to keep off the weight? It is likely a combination of factors related to menopause and aging.

Estrogen- appears to help regulate body weight. With lower estrogen levels (which obviously drops as you get older), females tend to eat more and be less physically active. Reduced estrogen may also lower metabolic rate, the rate at which the body converts stored energy into working energy.

It is possible the same thing happens with women when estrogen levels decrease after menopause.

Lack of estrogen may also cause the body to use starches and glucose less effectively (thus becoming slightly insulin resistant), in turn increasing fat storage and making it more difficult to lose weight.

Other age-related factors. As women age, many other changes occur that contribute to weight gain:

1. You are less likely to exercise. In fact, 60% of adults are not active enough and this increases with age.

2. You lose muscle mass, which decreases your resting metabolism, making it easier to gain weight.

3. Your aerobic capacity declines. This is the rate at which you can use up energy during exercise. To use the same energy as in the past and achieve weight loss, you may need to increase the amount of time and intensity you’re exercising, no matter what your past activity levels were.

So What Can be Done?

– Exercise is effective at influencing the levels of total body fat and abdominal fat. The more active you are, the less weight you are likely to gain. A National Institutes of Health review showed that people who participated in aerobic activities every day for 10 or more minutes had 6 fewer inches around the waistline compared to people who did not exercise. And, exercising while you’re in the process of losing weight — as well as after you’ve lost it — may be critical to maintaining weight loss.

– In case you missed the facts above, in females as you get older, you actually nneed to train harder than what you did when you were younger!!

– exercising leads to muscle mass, which keeps you metabolsm working faster, thus helps reduce adding weight as you go throu menopause.

Here’s what you need to know about the risks of weight gain and how exercise can help you lose weight and keep it off after menopause.

– high blood pressure

– diabetes

– heart disease

Extra fat around the midesction increases these risks still more.

Unfortunately, a bigger waistline is more likely after menopause, but exercise can really help you out!!!

By, Scott Williams

Founder

Succeed Body Overhaul

w: www.succeedoverhaul.com

Want to know more about Omega 3 & Magnesium?

Friday, December 14th, 2012

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Magnesium and Zinc play a central role in the recovery process (protein biosynthesis) of rebuilding muscle after exercise.

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I now have Omega 3 & Magnesium in stock, if you are interested in purchasing please let me know at: scott@succeed.com.au

Women Over 40 – Fitness Secrets Part II

Monday, April 19th, 2010

SO WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING??

A combination of weights and cardiovascular all in the one session. Things like Boot Camps; Crossfit and circuit style classes are definitely the way to go.

SOME FACTS ABOUT DIETING

There are several truths about what you eat that applies to everyone:

The first thing is, going ‘on a diet’ is one of the most effective ways to GAIN weight!

 Lowering your calories excessively will result in a slower metabolism.  Eventually, this will lead to more body fat, and for most women, a revolving cycle.  Making sure that your food intake is loaded up with nutritionally dense whole foods will multiply the results you will get from any workout regime you decide to use.

The second is, you cannot ‘out train poor nutritional choices’.

 What this means is, regardless of how hard you train, if your diet is poor, you simply will never get the results you want.
 The fact is, you will never actually see those muscles, or improve your trouble spots unless you make sound nutritional choices.

My TOP 3 nutritional tips are as follows:

1. Eat 5-6 small meals daily. This ensures that you never get too hungry and overeat. As well, your body knows that there is a steady supply of food coming in.  This will help boost your metabolism, which helps burn body fat.
2. Include protein with every meal. This will help to stabilize blood sugar and help to control your appetite.
3. Lower your intake of starchy carbs, and eat more fibrous carbs.  Steer clear of refined sugar.  Your mother was right.  Eat your veggies!  Eat breads and pastas in moderation.  Never drink your calories. 

Fitness and fat loss is not rocket science, but it does take some will power, and the willingness to invest a small amount of time.

 These tactics are the latest and best practices available in the fitness industry.  I’ve done my homework, practice what I preach, and I’d like nothing more than share my passion for fitness to help you meet your goals as well.

Scott Williams

Australian Fitness Expert