Great article from Health Magazine!!!
Metabolism slows with age, but there’s plenty you can do about it
It’s hardly a myth that many women pack on pounds after age 40. Although experts have attributed the average annual one-to-two pound weight gain to perimenopause and menopause, they really didn’t know why it was happening-until now.
A new study in Cell Metabolism reports that the dip in estrogen levels that occurs with menopause reduces activity in important estrogen receptors in the brain that control how many calories you burn. Less estrogen, it turns out, equal a sluggish metabolism-you burn 50 fewer calories a day. Your first line of defense: HIT THE WEIGHT ROOM. Regular weight-lifting (three sets of 10-12 reps of 8-10 exercises three times per week for 12 weeks) adds enough muscle mass to burn an extra 45 calories per day. That basically makes up for the hit your metabolism takes at menopause.
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