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  • Writer's pictureKym Campbell Hanson

Avoiding Winter Weight Gain for Women Over 40: Tips and Tricks


As women age, there are a lot of things that can play into winter weight gain. This makes it more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. With fall approaching, there are a few tips that women over 40 can follow to avoid weight gain.

  • Stay Active: As the weather gets cooler, it can be tempting to stay indoors and curl up on the couch. However, it's important to stay active and exercise regularly. This can include going for a walk, going to the gym, or taking a fitness class.


  • Watch What You Eat: Fall is a time for hearty meals and comfort foods. While it's okay to indulge occasionally, it's important to watch what you eat and make healthy choices. This can include eating more fruits and vegetables, choosing lean protein sources, and avoiding sugary or processed foods.


  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is important for maintaining a healthy weight. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. You can also try drinking herbal tea or infused water for added flavor.


  • Get Enough Sleep: Sleep is important for overall health and can also help with weight management. Aim to get 7-8 hours of sleep per night. If you have trouble sleeping, try practicing good sleep hygiene by avoiding screens before bed, creating a relaxing bedtime routine, and keeping your bedroom cool and dark.



  • Manage Stress: Stress can contribute to weight gain by increasing cortisol levels in the body. To manage stress, try practicing relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises.

By following these tips, women over 40 can avoid weight gain in the fall and maintain a healthy weight.


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