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ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal:
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3181ed5712
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MENOPAUSAL WEIGHT GAIN: IS IT REALLY INEVITABLE?

Bushman, Barbara Ph.D., FACSM

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Abstract

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • To understand the role of exercise in preventing weight gain and undesirable body composition changes, which often occur around the time of menopause.

• To understand energy balance and how it influences weight maintenance or weight gain/loss.

• To recognize obesity and physical inactivity as risk factors for heart disease and other chronic diseases.

• To understand the required activity levels needed to maintain or to lose weight.

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