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Shed Those Extra Holiday Kilos

If you have put on a few extra kilos over the holiday period now is the time to lose them before your body gets too used to the increased weight. It is very easy for the kilos to gradually increase. Even the addition of 2 or 3 kilos per year make a big difference as time goes on. We tend to put on weight more easily as we age and of course the older we are the harder it is to lose those extra kilos.

Women tend to gain weight around menopause and for most there is a definite change in body shape. There is a biological reason for this. With the onset of menopause the levels of hormones produced by the ovaries is significantly reduced. The precursors to these hormones that are manufactured in the adrenal glands are converted to oestrogen in the fat cells.

This however does not mean that we have to be overweight or obese leading up to and after menopause. It simply means that we have to work a little harder and be much more vigilant to avoid gaining too much weight. This can usually be achieved by a sensible diet and regular moderate exercise, and if you drink alcohol keep it minimal.

Men also have a tendency to increased weight gain as they age. However, because men tend to have more lean muscle mass compared to women they often find it much easier to lose weight. The more muscle mass you have the easier it is to burn fat. This is one of the reasons why exercise helps to reduce weight - you build muscle and burn fat. Of course exercise also helps you to tone as you lose weight and helps to keep your body firm.

If you need to lose a few kilos I will work with you to formulate the best possible program to suit your needs and capabilities.

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