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, and physical therapists.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3000, 3005, 4000, 4040, 4180, 5000, 5370.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
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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.
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