Menopause and Exercise

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Women generally dread at the thought of menopause as it is usually associated with painful hot flashes and mood swings. It need not be so as you can age in a healthy manner through exercise- regular exercise– so that you can healthily combat the symptoms of menopause. We all are aware of various benefits of exercise and its usefulness in prevention of ailments like heart disease, obesity, diabetes and even osteoporosis. Now, add one more jewel to it as exercise can greatly affect in reducing the symptoms of menopause thereby acting as a boon for women.

It has been proven that women who walk, jog or swim are much more young and healthy than their sedentary counterparts. Believe it or not, majority of diseases and even those symptoms associated with menopause are more severe in overweight women. Exercise improves the overall circulation of the body, keeps weight under check, elevates your mood and in short- helps in your overall health and well being. Menopause is a stage in every woman’s life which is associated with lots of hormonal changes leading to physical and emotional changes in a woman’s body. Symptoms of menopause generally include irregular bleeding, hot flushes, vaginal dryness, mood changes, osteoporosis, and can even make you more prone to heart ailments. If not completely eradicated, all these symptoms can be reduced to a great extent with the help of exercise.

Exercise helps in strengthening the immune system of a person along with aiding in bone strength. This is particularly important for women as they are more prone to bone related disorders. Even moderate exercise can be of great help and in post-menopausal women, exercise helps in preserving bone mass in the spine, helping reduce the risk of fractures. In addition, they also help in reducing stress and strain by elevating the mood thereby helping in combating extreme mood swings in pre-menopausal women.

Exercise and you would be able to enjoy all stages of life in a positive and healthy way.



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