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LOVE YOUR post-menopause BODY

‘RESEARCH INDICATES THAT 80 PERCENT OF WOMEN ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THEIR BODIES’

For some women, going through menopause feels like moving into an unrecognisable body. This happened to strategy consultant Gabrielle Martinovich. “It literally felt like I’d gained 10 kilos overnight,” says the 53-year-old. “Now I’ve got that unhealthy fat around my middle and I’ve gone up one or two dress sizes.”

Like Gabrielle, many women experience weight gain at menopause, particularly around the abdomen. Factors contributing to this include declining oestrogen levels, age-related loss of muscle tissue, diet, and insufficient exercise. While it’s important to maintain a healthy weight, preserving the same figure after menopause is usually unrealistic. But it is

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