Why Women Gain Weight During Menopause

If you are going through menopause or perimenopause, you are might be wondering what you have to do to keep the weight off. If the changes our bodies are going through are not enough it seems that all we have to do is look at a cookie and we gain 5 lbs. What’s going on here?

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The Myth of Toning

How often have you seen exercise plans promising to  tone various body parts? Tone your arms, tone your tummy, or tone your thighs? Most of these plans promise to give you a long lean look using high reps and light weights. You will likely be disappointed if you try these plans. However it is possible to achieve a toned look, which is probably what you are really after.

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Is Walking Enough for Weight loss and Fitness?

I love walking and it is one of first exercises I encourage my clients just starting out with. But will walking help you to lose weight? Is walking enough exercise to see fitness improvements? How does this effect menopausal women?

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How Eating Mindfully Helps You Lose Weight

Raise your hand if this is a familiar situation - you sit down with a coffee and a muffin and your phone to check your Facebook account. You reach for the muffin, only to find it is gone. You don't remember finishing it, but its gone. Or perhaps you grab your popcorn and drink when you get to the theater. But before the movie has even started, the popcorn is gone. These two situations involve mindless eating and it may be sabotaging your weight loss attempts.

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How to Squat without hurting your knees

Squats are one of the best lower body exercise that you can do, but many people are resistant to squatting because it hurts their knees. Fortunately there are likely things you can do so your squat doesn't hurt.

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