Struggling to button-up your jeans?

You’re not alone. 

Abdominal weight gain is a common symptom of the menopause. 

But, trying to shift it can feel pretty frustrating.

So, what causes the notorious middle-aged spread? 

There are lots of reasons behind this weight gain—a drop in oestrogen levels, low quality sleep, a slower metabolism, and weaker muscle tone thanks to natural aging.

What can you do about it?

  • Eat a healthy diet packed full of fresh vegetables and fruit.
  • Exercise regularly focusing on a mixture of strength (weights), endurance (aerobic), and flexibility (yoga or Pilates).
  • Practice good sleep hygiene—no coffee before sleep, a regular bedtime routine, no screens, warm bath, listen to a podcast or sleep meditation.
  • Drink lots of water to avoid dehydration.
  • Be kind to yourself—surround yourself with positive people and affirmations.

Here at Kira, we are passionate about helping women lead a more active, balanced & productive life during the menopausal years.

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