Keep your cool during menopause — with exercise!

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Not only can regular exercise help you manage stress, but in addition, if you’re going through menopause, it can help keep you cool literally. In a large population study, physically active women experienced fewer hot flashes and other uncomfortable symptoms than their more sedentary counterparts. And because “the change” is sometimes accompanied by weight gain, menopausal women may be especially responsive to the effects of exercise. One study showed that light exercise, such as casual walking and yard work, improved the body composition of menopausal women more than that of premenopausal women. If you’re planning to start an exercise routine from scratch clear it with your doctor to avoid injury or burnout.  Start with a 10-minute walk once a day, and increase by a couple of minutes every few weeks, with a goal of 30 minutes daily.

”There is no better time for women approaching or currently going through menopause to start or renew an exercise program. Physical activity can play an important role in counteracting many of the changes a woman experiences in her post menopausal years.”  Sabrena Newton

 

 

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under fitness.