20. You can still get pregnant
If you haven’t officially entered menopause, you can still become pregnant, and you may need to use birth control, Dr. Moore says.
Menopause is diagnosed when a woman hasn’t had her period for 12 straight months for no other obvious reasons, and most women enter menopause at age 51.
21. Losing weight is tougher after 50
It’s time to start watching what you eat a little more closely – and maybe add an exercise day to your week.
As women hit menopause, their metabolism can slow, making it an uphill battle to lose weight.
22. You need protein to boost your muscle strength
Another reason your metabolism slows after 50 is that muscle mass declines with age.
Eating an equal amount of protein at all three meals may help boost muscle strength in people older than 67, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.