Power up your Metabolism and Burn Fat with this Exercise (By Deon Hall-Garriques)
As you age, several changes are happening in your body; your metabolism (the rate at which your body uses calories) slows down, you lose muscle mass, and retain and gain more fat.
During perimenopause and menopause, most women find it very challenging to lose fat (especially around the midsection) and maintain a
Incorporating weights into your exercise routine will pay dividends for years to come. Weight training helps you increase muscle mass, which speeds up your metabolism, can regulate insulin, and store glucose as energy instead of storing it as fat and is an important component for Longevity.
Most women have been taught that cardio is the only way to burn calories and lose weight. The truth is that cardio exercises can increase stress and cortisol in the body, causing you to hold onto fat instead of shedding it.
Therefore, milder forms of exercise such as yoga, pilates, walking, hiking, and riding
your bike, are better alternatives after a certain age.
The optimal functioning of your metabolism is an integral part of your weight loss journey during perimenopause and menopause.
At least two times a week, this will help you to gain muscles as the body burns calories more quickly when you gain muscles. In turn, you will lose weight and keep it off, making it easier to regulate your Weight.
In Good Health,
DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to provide medical advice. The purpose is to provide education and a broader understanding to my readers. Always seek the advice of your qualified healthcare provider before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. I do not recommend or prescribe, or recommend changing dosage or discontinuing, any prescription medications or pharmaceutical drugs.
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