Managing Menopause: The Disappearing Waistline

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Many women want to maintain curvy bodies. Most of them want to keep their small waistlines. Unfortunately, waistlines measuring 22 to 24 are not there to stay even if you go through a strict diet and do regular crunches. In fact, the disappearing waistline is normally inevitable during menopausal stages. While it cannot be avoided, its effects on your self-esteem and emotional health can be managed. Here are 5 techniques in managing menopause physical symptom called the disappearing waistline.



The Disappearing Waistline

The main cause of changes in and outside a woman’s body during menopausal period is the hormones – the estrogen and progesterone. The decreasing amount of these hormones has also something to do with the changes in menstrual cycle.

In addition, the increase in the size of waistline may also be due to the changes in the thyroid gland. One sign that the disappearing waistline is caused by the malfunctioning of the thyroid gland is that it is sudden whereas it happens gradually due to menopause.


Choosing your clothes is one of the techniques in managing menopause physical symptom especially if you hate having people notice your now bigger waistline. You can wear flattering clothes may opt to stop wearing waist-hugging clothes. You need to realize that the waist is not only the best part of your body. Wear clothes that will highlight your other assets such as neck, shoulders and arms. If your legs are beautiful at the menopausal age, you can also opt to show some of them but be careful not to overdo it.


You may also opt to be strict on your diet. Getting the essential nutrients should help in managing menopause. You will also need more calcium and iron. Since fats will be prominent at menopausal age, you should cut down on foods with high fat contents. You should invest more on proteins.


Like the old days, you may also do some exercises. Most women have problems with larger waistline because they stop doing the miraculous abdominal crunches. However, you should also consider an overall fitness. It is much better to include cardiovascular exercises to your workout routine.

Some women in their late 40s and 50s opt to register at gyms or get personal trainers. This should help in achieving a fit body but it will also cost some bucks. If you do not have a budget for gym membership or personal trainer, a regular workout at home will do the trick.


Another technique in managing menopause physical symptoms is to accept it. You will never have a depressed feeling once you have accepted that a woman’s menstrual cycle naturally includes menopause that results to changes inside and outside the body.

Many women believe that their figure very important. You cannot blame yourself for the media have already presented a standard on what is beautiful or sexy and what is not. However, accepting that you are going to have a new body shape as your menopausal period starts can decrease the stress and depressive feeling. It is also not good to blame yourself for all the inches that your waistline had gained. It is normal for the waist as well as thighs to be bigger at the age of 40 to 60.

Heather Walter is an LA based health writer and a researcher on women's health & beauty. She finds it interesting and fascinating to know and spread the knowledge on women's health. She thinks that now a days most of the women are unaware of various factors causing harm to their body and need to be given sufficient knowledge.