Weight gain and body composition changes associated with menopause are one of the most common concerns of menopausal women, along with hot flashes, irritability, fatigue, anxiety, and mood swings. Changes in body shape can have a profound effect on a woman’s self-image. Understanding the changes that menopause causes inside, metabolically, and outside, to body shape and weight, is critical in helping women prevent and combat the changes to her body.
The goal of this menopause and weight gain continuing education module is to provide healthcare providers 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
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.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, 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.
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.