Menopause: Managing Weight Gain and Related Health Risks - FIT179

Menopause: Managing Weight Gain and Related Health Risks

by Anne M. Danahy, MS, RDN
(4.7 / 7 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Fitness (1.00 ACSM CECs)

Price: $29.00
CE-PRO Price: $14.50


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.
Fitness professionals: 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.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Relias LLC meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2022 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 1.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.

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

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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Janan H - Stevensville, MI  ·  Jan 29, 2020
I would like to have read more about how to confront these changes with more specific ways of treating the changes
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KAREN K - Virginia Beach, US  ·  Jan 25, 2020
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Ramona Z - Hiawatha, IA  ·  Jan 02, 2020
Course was very helpful in understanding changes with menopause and addressed what females need.
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Price: $29.00
CE-PRO Price: $14.50