One. Big. Word. HORMONES. Waning levels of the hormone Estrogen leads to a redistribution of body fat from the hips, thighs and buttocks to the abdomen during menopause. This means that even if you’ve (like me), never before in your life carried weight on your belly, you may well experience this now. Frustrating! Your flat tummy which was always your trademark, is no more…
This abdominal fat may be lodged deep inside your belly. This is bad news health-wise as it leads to inflammation in your body which is known to contribute to cancer, heart disease and diabetes. The good news is that this unwelcome visitor can be dealt with!
Plainly put, how to lose belly fat for women over 50 years old is a hormonal issue, and must be treated as such. We will need to employ a 3-pronged attack of diet, exercise and lifestyle changes to address it. Continue reading “Losing Belly Fat For Women Over 50 – The Whys And Wherefores”
Is the hot flash, or hot flush really a thing? Yes, it is really a thing. An uncomfortable thing. It is something that menopausal women become familiar with and learn to cope with. Here is some information on what helps with hot flashes, and what it is.
What is a hot flash and what causes it?
A hot flash is a normal symptom of menopause which is believed to be caused by fluctuating hormones. It is due to the decline of the female hormone estrogen. It presents as a sudden onset of warmth flooding mainly the upper region of your body, so much as to make you uncomfortable. You may feel like dispensing with your clothing and stripping off completely! Please don’t, it is temporary (maximum about 5 minutes), although uncomfortable.
You may become very red in the face, and sweat profusely. Some women experience the symptoms more acutely than others.
Some women only experience a few episodes per year, whilst others may experience multiple episodes daily. Much like some women who experience morning sickness in pregnancy whilst others don’t. It all depends on your particular hormonal design. Either way, it is one of the more noticeable symptoms of menopause, and can make you feel quite uncomfortable…if you’ve ever, or still do experience this symptom, you will know exactly what I mean! Continue reading “What Helps With Hot Flashes?”
Here you will find resources, information and encouragement dedicated to
fitness for women over 50. Although one can find much information online for women in general, there does not seem to be many resources available for the very special ladies who have negotiated through life to the station called MIDLIFE.
Why special? Well, you have gone through a lot to get here. You’ve survived childhood and the turbulent teens – remember the heartbreak and angst of those days – and moved along. You have negotiated the paths and pitfalls of young adulthood, with a lot of life decisions (and consequences of those decisions) chalked up to experience. Continue reading “Fitness For Women Over 50”