Stretch Many women believe that weight gain is part of “the change.” But numerous studies, including one from Michigan State University, offer some surprising results. In this study of 28 postmenopausal women, the scientists found that menopause by itself was not the reason for weight gain. It was the level of physical activity that had the biggest impact on body weight – older women who are vigorously active maintain their girlish figures.  Photo credit: Glen Scott via Compfight