Monmouth's Ask The Doctor Jan-Feb 2019

The Menopause Workout Shed Inches and Pounds With This 10- Minute Daily Workout This 10-minute workout, supported by a balanced diet, will help shed those extra pounds you’ve been struggling with for so long. Even if you’re not in your prime anymore, this quick bodyweight routine will help you restore hormonal balance, so you can start losing weight again. This workout burns fat and builds muscle definition. You can achieve the same results as a regular gym goer, through time-tested, quick workouts that you can do any- where, and at any time. Workout Regime • Perform squats for 20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds. Do these 8 times and then rest for 1 minute. • Perform mountain climbers for 20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds. Do these 8 times and then rest for 1 minute. After you complete these, you just burned 336 calories! This is a form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which alternates between intense exercises (e.g. jumping and squatting) to keep your heart rate up but allow periods of rest to keep you going. Also, after a HIIT workout, your body will burn fuel at an accelerated rate for up to 48 hours. Testosterone declines with age. HIIT, unlike steady-state cardio, reverses that process. So, yes, you can still get that body you have been wishing for during and after menopause. Focus on restoring your hormonal balance with these quick and science-based workouts, eat a balanced diet (delicious treats included), and see how easy it is to become fit again.

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