(HealthDay News) -- Weight gain during and after menopause is common and can have significant health consequences.
The Mayo Clinic says women can help avoid menopausal weight gain by:
- Getting plenty of exercise, incorporating both strength training and aerobic exercise into the daily workout routine.
- Cutting down on calories by eating lean proteins, and more fruit, vegetables and whole grains.
- Getting support from loved ones and friends.
- Finding fun ways to be healthier, such as by taking a daily walk or yoga class, eating fresh fruit more often, or by sharing a restaurant entree with a friend.
-- Diana Kohnle
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