menopause weight gain

Weight Gain in Middle Aged Population – What to Do About it?

Regardless of the general increase in the number of overweight people in the western world it has always been common knowledge that we get a bit thicker in the middle as we age. Of course, the dramatic change of lifestyle in the modern age is contributing to the wider waistline overall, but on Midlife Joys we are interested primarily in the middle aged part of demographics. Menopause weight gain is talked about a lot but here we want to have a broader look and include men too. What contributes to midlife weight gain? Even though for women there is a lot of talk about menopause being the main culprit for gradual weight gain in midlife it’s actually a combination of factors: change in hormonal levels for women and reducing levels of testosterone for men, slowing metabolism...

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5 Yoga Poses That Will Help You Cope When Life Got You Down

  The benefits of yoga are aplenty, and one of them is its ability to help you find your footing in times of change and difficulty. Yoga helps you ground yourself. It helps you heal and it helps you get back up when it’s time. Find your center in times of difficult changes through these 5 easy yoga poses. Even if you don’t practice yoga, I highly recommend for you to try them out and experience how it will help to change the way you feel for the better.   Career problems: Matsyasana   Did you lose your job recently? Or perhaps you’re constantly second-guessing yourself in your work choices and decisions? Boost your confidence level with fish pose (Matsyasana). Like any chest-opening poses, fish pose helps to open your heart and throat areas, instantly giving...

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Best Exercise for Over 40

Keeping in good shape becomes increasingly more important as we age. If you have an active lifestyle than exercise is a part of it. But if you have been slacking in that department, here is some of the best exercise for over 40. The list is full of easy activities that you can start at any age. Walking If you are unsure where to start, try walking. It is the easiest way to get more active. You don’t have to suddenly start walking for hours – adding just one short walk a day will be good. If you can make walking a part of your daily routine, even better. As a form of exercise for over 40, walking has many benefits, for example: it strengthens bones and muscles, helps in prevention of disease, helps in maintain a healthy weight. The great thing about it is that there is...

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Midlife Mind and Body – Infographic

This infographic features some of the most prominent characteristics of your mind and body in midlife. Our bodies continue changing so some of our mental and physical features are not on par as when we were younger, but it is safe to say that the old assumptions about full and overal deterioration of the functions of our mind and body as we age are quite exaggeraged. Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to with this graphic.</strong></p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p><a href=’ src=’; alt=’Midlife Mind and Body Infographic’ width=’540px’ border=’0′ /></a></p><br /><br /><br /><br...

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4 Myths about Body during Midlife

Every aspect of human life has at least some unconfirmed myths related to it. Here are 4 myths about body during Midlife that you will hear the most often. What is  your opinion about them? Menopause is Hell Who hasn’t heard that giving birth is horrible, excruciatingly painful and difficult thing to do? Yet, women repeatedly give birth, even after going through that process. The truth is, we are mostly interested in the problems and complications and we put effort and attention to understanding them, whilst ignoring the positive experiences, even if they are the majority.  Menopause is one of those things. We only associate it with its negative symptoms which, seem to be universal. However even in the 1990s study of 500 women who were passing menopause by the University of...

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