Hi Ladies! I hope your summer is going well and you’re lovin’ the heat:)) while keeping your mind and body cool…
Strong is the New Skinny is our very savvy women’s call-to-action here at Real Women on Health…..so pls join our movement through our on-line radio showwith Staness Jonekos, Author, Menopause Makeover. I’ll be speaking with Staness starting at 12:30 pm EST or 9:30 am PST on Real Women on Health this Wednesday, July 17th to help you make the changes in menopause to improve your health and lifestyle.
Like many women just approaching midlife, I always thought being thin was a piece of cake, and zipping up the jeans – my “pre-menopause” measure of health – would continue as usual. Ha! No matter how thin you have been your whole pre-menopause life, belly fat is headed your way unless you take some new steps. Luckily, the new steps are based in lifestyle change, strength training and are really health-improving steps. Belly fat not only gets in the way of the way we feel and how we like our clothes to fit, it also is a risk factor for heart disease as your shape turns much rounder and visceral fat begins to cover the heart. Belly fat is really much more than just a few pounds!
Here’s the Mayo Clinic story about belly fat:
- Calories: Your weight is largely determined by how you balance the calories you eat with the energy you burn. If you eat too much and exercise too little, you’re likely to pack on excess pounds — including belly fat.
- Aging: However, aging also plays a role. Muscle mass typically diminishes with age, while fat increases. Loss of muscle mass also decreases the rate at which your body uses calories, which can make it more challenging to maintain a healthy weight.
- Estrogen: Many women also notice an increase in belly fat as they get older — even if they aren’t gaining weight. This is likely due to a decreasing level of estrogen, which appears to influence where fat is distributed in the body.
Join me with Staness Jonekos, Author, Menopause Makover, to talk about her 8-Step program for women during “the change” and what we can do to look better, feel better and get stronger – both emotionally and physically.
Join our Movement where “Strong is the New Skinny” on Wed July 16th. Dial 1-646-929-2625 at 9:30 am PST or 12:30 pm EST