Healthy Aging

Menopause and Weight

Unwanted weight gain is frustrating at any age, but if you've hit menopause you may feel the deck is stacked against you.

Eating right and being physically active are keys to staying healthy throughout life. Nutrient needs change with age. Familiarize yourself with the foods that offer the vitamins and minerals that promote good health as we age.

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