weight control

How to Control Weight
How to Burn Calories, Raise Metabolism and Normalize Body Weight

Weight Control

A healthy way to achieve reasonable weight control, especially during menopause, is to increase your exercise. This helps to burn extra calories and raises your resting metabolic rate. It keeps your body working efficiently and it boosts your motivation to lose weight.

How Exercise Helps Weight Control

Let’s say you eat a 2oz packet of peanuts (approx 360 calories).

  • If you jump rope, you can burn off all these calories in about 33 minutes.
  • If you walk at 3mph, you can burn off these calories in about 72 minutes.
  • In addition, exercise helps to raise your metabolic rate, which makes it easier to control weight.
  • Finally, exercise also helps you to lose weight by boosting your motivation to stick to your weight control program.

Note: all calorie-burn figures are approximate. They are based on a 150 pound woman. If you weigh more, you’ll burn more calories. If you weigh less, you’ll burn less calories.