GETTING AND STAYING in shape in your 40s is the new midlife crisis. Women are redefining expectations of the midlife body to attain a seemingly ageless physique.
First and foremost, women lose muscle mass as they enter perimenopause and menopause, and fat aggregates around their abdomen and hips. “Women’s metabolic rates drop significantly in the 40s, by almost a quarter.
But ageing is not all doom and gloom it can offer some positives when women go through menopause, their oestrogen levels drop. And this can leave the door open to get into even better shape.