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All vitamins have a beneficial effect on metabolism. Vitamins A, E and C prevent the development of atherosclerosis.
Sources of vitamin E are vegetable oils, green leafy vegetables, egg yolk.
Vitamin A (beta carotene) is found in bright fruits and vegetables, strawberries, carrots, red peppers, apricots, pumpkin, cherries, as well as in butter.
Vitamin C is found in the green parts of plants - parsley, dill, lettuce, lettuce, fresh onions, celery; in vegetables - peppers, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, berries and rose hips and citrus.
Motor mode, emotional state and changes in the figure
To maintain the figure it is desirable to consider a set of exercises with a specialist. Daily brisk walking, aerobics, cycling, playing tennis raise your self-confidence and mood. Exercise protects against osteoporosis.
Start with a gradual load. In case you feel a rush of heat during the session, rest for 10-15 minutes. If the frequency of hot flashes increases, consult a doctor.
In general, at this age, training should be increased by one more a week or walk two stops a day.
Choose sports activities that are fun and enjoyable for you. If your fitness is boring, what do you do there - go swimming or group activities ...
Do not allow your body and mind to get tired to the limit, so go to bed a little earlier and at the same time every day. Prolonged stay in front of the TV or computer at home are undesirable, they get extra tired.
During menopause, women often face emotional problems. Do not suppress them, but solve them, even if you need to consult a specialist. Impaired metabolism can be controlled only when the emotional state is stable. Moreover, if these problems have occurred with the cessation of menstruation, they are due to menopause.
Formula for normal body weight The
way to find out if the weight is normal according to height is by calculating the formula for body mass index:
BMI = ----------------------
height (m) 2
Normal weight is when the value obtained is below 25, overweight is over 25, obesity there is an index higher than 30.
At an index higher than 25 the risk of developing ischemic heart disease, the development of diabetes is three times higher. With a BMI over 35, the risk of developing diabetes is 50 times higher.
Distribution of adipose tissue
The first changes that occur in a girl's body during puberty is the accumulation of adipose tissue on the thighs, chest and shoulders. In childbearing age, estrogen and progesterone support a woman's figure - a slim waist and round hips. At menopause, estrogen and progesterone levels drop, which is when a woman notices that her waistline is growing.
From the figure we can judge what is the state of metabolism. If you accumulate fat in the abdomen, the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes increases.
Metabolic syndrome is one of the manifestations of menopause. In order to prescribe appropriate therapy, it must be assumed that menopause is a normal, physiological part of life, and the problems that occur with it are in most cases surmountable.