How to prevent weight gain at the start of menopause: Doctor’s advice at the National Gynecological Conference

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The National Gynecological Conference in Lille runs until Saturday night, but medical experts advise postmenopausal women to move more and eat better so they don’t gain weight.

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When you reach the age of menopause, it is inevitable to gain weight. This is a message sent by many doctors during the National Gynecological Conference in Lille until Saturday night.

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In France, about 11.5 million women are postmenopausal. This is when fat begins to concentrate in the same area, the belly. Solution for doctors: No medicine, but physical activity.

The end of the ovarian cycle leads to less energy consumption

Menopause actually promotes weight gain. “”When menstruation stops, the ovaries stop functioning“Professor Martine Duclos, Dean of Sports Medicine at the University of Clermont-Ferrand Hospital, begins. However, the 28-day ovarian cycle consumes energy. It all stops, so it consumes less energy.“”

A second explanation was added to this first explanation of weight gain, and the professor explained:It is the muscles that consume the most energy. The more muscle you have, the more energy you consume.“But both women and men tend to lose muscle as they get older.

“That means you need to move. If you don’t start until you’re 50, it’s okay, and it’s just as effective.”

Dr. Martine Duclos, Dean of Sports Medicine, University of Clermont-Ferrand Hospital

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“”First, you need to reduce your sitting time“I advise Martine Duclos. You have to get up regularly. Ideally, you should travel 30 minutes a day. If you can’t, you’re already healthy for 10 minutes a day.“”

Eat well to keep your muscles

Therefore, you need to practice physical activity, but you also need to eat properly in order for your body to withstand, argues Corinne Fernandez, a dietitian and nutritionist in Paris.The attitude of older women is to eat less or even skip meals. This is exactly what you shouldn’t do, as you need to maintain muscle mass. For that, you need a full plate.“In other words, I like a variety of meals, not just meat, eggs, cheese, and even tofu.

French women begin to gain weight at the age of 30, so experts claim: You should not wait for exercise until menopause. Between the ages of 18 and 60, it takes an average of 12 kilograms.

Source: Francetvinfo

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