Menopause: Managing Weight Gain and Related Health Risks - CHES179

Menopause: Managing Weight Gain and Related Health Risks

by Anne M. Danahy, MS, RDN
(4.4 / 205 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Weight gain and body composition changes associated with menopause are among the most common concerns of menopausal women, along with hot flashes, sleep problems, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, and mood swings. Changes in body shape can have a profound effect on a woman’s self-image and self-esteem. Understanding the metabolic changes that menopause causes, and their effect on body shape and weight, is critical in helping women prevent and combat the changes to her body. The goal of this course is to provide healthcare providers with information on menopause, its role in weight gain, and subsequent changes in body fat distribution.


After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the physiology of menopause and its influence on hormone levels.
  • Describe the effect of menopause on body fat distribution and metabolic syndrome.
  • Discuss diet and exercise strategies to minimize weight gain during menopause.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, laboratory professionals, physical therapists, and radiologic technologists.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019, 1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

Course Originally Released on: 9/17/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/10/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Scharleen B - CAPE CORAL, FL  ·  Dec 24, 2019
thank you this will help with my license
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Pam M - Mounds View, MN  ·  Nov 08, 2019
i feel like i will be much better able to support my ppt that are experiencing wt gain or to be proactive pre and post menopause
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Patria B - Vacaville, CA  ·  Apr 16, 2019
interesting very practical
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DORTHEA L - Columbia, SC  ·  Jan 17, 2019
this course was informative
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Kimberly P - Bolingbrook, IL  ·  Oct 07, 2018
This course was helpful in targeting specific changes I can offer to my members in areas of healthier nutrition and exercise strategies.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00