It is obvious for anyone over the age of 40 that, as the body ages, you need to change your fitness routine and diet for best results.
The same health habits (or lack thereof) that you had at age 20 won’t work for you after the age of 40.
One of the new habits that women should adopt is the use of bioidentical hormones.
This type of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) differs from synthetic hormones in that bioidentical hormones are “identical in molecular structure to the hormones women make in their bodies.”
It is nor recognized bioidentical hormones are much safer and more effective than synthetic versions.
To help you continue on your journey to stay in shape as you age, we explore three of the top reasons women over 40 should use bioidentical hormones to maintain peak fitness.
Maintain muscle mass
The loss of muscle mass is a natural part of the aging process. However, you don’t have to sit back and do nothing to preserve your muscles.
In order to maintain your desired muscle strength and mass, you can utilize bioidentical hormones. Using HRT has been shown to slow down age-related loss of strength, and help you to continue building your muscles for decades to come.
Boosts weight loss efforts
One highly common weight loss mistake is to have unrealistic expectations when trying to shed pounds. As you begin to age, numerous variables (e.g. a slower metabolism, decreased muscle mass) make it much more difficult to lose weight.
One common barrier to weight loss for women over 40 are the hormonal changes that occur within the body.
Because estrogen levels begin to drop, you may feel more hungry than usual, and as a result, eat more food than you need.
Bioidentical hormones help combat the effects of changing hormones, which can aid weight loss efforts tremendously.
Strengthens bone density
Another common and natural consequence of the aging process is decreased bone density.
Ultimately, if left untreated, osteoporosis can develop as a result of weakening bones.
For obvious reasons, bone health is essential for maintaining a healthy body and for staying in shape.
For individuals with weak bones, it is not only difficult to workout but it can also become dangerous to participate in many physical activities.
HRT with bioidentical hormones has been shown to help prevent the loss of bone density, which ultimately supports overall fitness and wellness.
Although there are many elements that contribute to a healthy and fit body, bioidentical hormones have the potential to help women over 40 stay in the best shape possible.
Not only does HRT help treat common women’s health concerns (e.g. menopause symptoms), but it has also been shown to promote weight loss, and strengthen the muscles and bones.
To achieve a strong, resilient body, it is essential for women over 40 to consider HRT with bioidentical hormones.
As such, Monica is teaming up with Dr Jim Meehan to write an amazing book about many things that will help women age including HRT.
Cracking the Fountain of Youth Code: The Complete Woman’s Guide to Becoming Sexier, Leaner and Happier for Life
Look for an entire Chapter about that book in Jay’s upcoming The Definitive TOT MANual: Advanced Strategies Edition due out in early January.
Thanks to Jane Sandalwood for authoring this article.