Sooner or later, we all have to face the shocking truth that age can sneak up on us. One day, we’re fit and active in our 20s and 30s, then the next, we’re in our 40s and have less energy and more fat. It’s easier to gain weight, harder to lose weight, and maintain a healthy weight. Our metabolism changed, and where did this belly fat come from?
For many women over 40, the answer is menopause. This is a time when many women struggle with hormonal changes that make maintaining muscle mass more difficult. The change in muscle mass makes it harder to perform physical activities such as weight training that encourage a healthy metabolic rate.