A woman can live between 30-40% of her years after menopause occurs. We know menopause is coming, yet many women are unprepared for the metabolic changes that begin in perimenopause and their health effects. In this session, an exercise physiologist, a women's health communicator, and a telehealth and private practitioner discuss what is and is not known about metabolic changes during perimenopause and how to prepare for what happens next. This session will also cover educational tools that are available across the spectrum - from traditional to integrative--and review how culture-specific approaches may offer relief from perimenopausal symptoms and the health effects of menopause.
Planned with the Academy's Committee for Lifelong Learning
CPE Level: Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
- 1.4.1 Communicates risks, benefits, disadvantages, alternatives to, and costs of proposed treatment plans, contracts or scope of
- 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision making.
- 8.1.4 Integrates knowledge of macro- and micronutrients for digestion, absorption and metabolism throughout the lifespan in practice.
- Describe the metabolic changes that contribute to body changes in the perimenopausal years and their implications on diet and lifestyle counseling.
- Explain the presence or absence of evidence supporting various dietary and lifestyle approaches for managing menopause symptoms and changes that affect the risk for chronic disease.
- Consider a broad range of approaches from traditional to integrative nutrition when counseling those in the pre- and perimenopausal years.
- Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD, CSCS*D, FACSM, FNSCA, FISSN
- Elizabeth Ward, MS, RDN
- Denine M. Rogers, MS, RDN, LD, FAND