2. Weight Gain
The Mayo Clinic says that “many women gain weight around the menopause transition,” and the cause is hormonal changes that can pack on weight mostly around your abdomen, hips and thighs (in other words, exactly where you don’t want the weight).
Muscle mass decreases and fat levels naturally increase with aging as well, adds the source. Regardless of the cause, it’s not a lost battle: the clinic explains, “You can reverse course by paying attention to healthy-eating habits and leading an active lifestyle”.