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Menopause? Start moving!

by Margery Gass | Sep 10, 2012
If you already exercise regularly, great! But if you don’t, now’s the time for so many reasons. Exercise is good for everybody, but it can do even more for you as a woman at menopause. For one, aerobic exercise can ease your hot flashes. You might think that physical activity, which raises your body temperature, would bring hot flashes on, but that’s not the case, shows research published in the NAMS journal Menopause.

On average, the midlife women in this study had fewer hot flash symptoms in the 24 hours after a moderate-intensity, 30-minute exercise session. Women with lower fitness levels, however, didn’t get as much benefit.

Exercise also helps beat back the risks that rise for you at this time of life—heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. The American Heart Association puts being a couch potato right up there with bad cholesterol levels as a heart disease risk. The risk of diabetes goes up, too, but exercise has the power to beat it back and even cure type 2 (adult onset) diabetes, as it has for a number of The Biggest Loser contestants.

Menopause is also a time when you can lose bone mass, and exercise is one way to keep your bones strong and even make them stronger. One of the latest studies shows that just 2 hours of exercise a week knocks down levels of a hormone that promotes bone loss and pumps up a growth factor that builds bone.

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1 Comment

  1. 1 joy 17 Jul
    i am almost42 when do i start getting manopause


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