January 2001 Issue

Keeping Postmenopausal Pounds At Bay: Why Strength Training Is Key

Are you finding it harder than ever to zip your favorite jeans? Do blouses youíve worn comfortably for years suddenly seem snug? If youíre a "woman of a certain age," you may identify with such laments. Face it, youíve put on some pounds. And most of those added pounds have settled around your middle. But weight gain after menopause doesnít have to be inevitable. Itís true that postmenopausal women tend to be heavier and carry more fat in the abdominal

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