Fitness Tips for Menopause-Related Weight Gain

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Playing Denise Austin Shares How to Stop the Clock for Women over 45

Fitness expert Denise Austin joins The Doctors to share tips on combatting weight gain related to menopause.

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Simone and Kristin, women in different stages of menopause, are both hoping to learn new exercises that can help their changing bodies. Denise says most women in this stage of their lives want to focus on the waistline, belly, abdomen, and arms. Denise suggests the following workouts:

"Widdle Your Middle": A move to flatten your tummy. While on your back, lift your legs and tilt your pelvis upwards as you bring your knees to your chest.

"Muffin Top Trimmer": This works the waistline while standing. With your arms perched on the back of your head, perform a crunch, lifting your knees towards your elbow, working each side, back and forth.

"Tricep Toner Dips": To work the back of the arms, hold yourself up with arms and feet (with your back facing the floor), lifting your hips up and down, for a more intense workout, lift one leg while performing it.

"Sexy Should Shake Down": With weights in hand, perform a series of bicep curls while squatting to firm your arms and shoulders. 

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Denise says these workouts can be performed at home and if you don't have weights, she suggests using water bottles or canned food to help tone. She notes performing these exercises on a daily basis --along with doing cardio and a healthy diet, can help "trim and slim" the waistline, improve energy and improve sleep.

For more workouts designed for women in their 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond check out Denise's “Stop The Clock” fitness and nutrition plan!

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