How to control weight gain during menopause

Why do we gain weight during menopause?

Menopause refers to the final menstrual period a woman will experience and marks the end of a woman’s reproductive life. Most women experience menopause around the age of 50 with peri-menopausal signs and symptoms starting 5-10 years before their final period. One of the main concerns for women throughout peri-menopause to post-menopause is weight gain. So why is it that mid-life women experience this change in body shape? Why is it that younger women tend to store fat around their hips and thighs compared to peri-post menopausal women who store fat more around their abdomen? Why is it that the lifestyle routine you once swore by (eating a healthy diet and completing quality exercise regularly) suddenly doesn’t work anymore? READ MORE

Multiple Sclerosis and the Benefits of Physical Therapy

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) you would be more than aware of the physical and mental impact this disease can have on everyone involved. Rather than simply stating the facts that could be easily googled, the aim of this blog post is to delve into exactly how an individualised exercise program can improve the severity of MS symptoms and improve quality of life.