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Article Home Diet and Fitness Exercises for menopausal women

Exercises for menopausal women

Exercises are the most important activity for women during the menopause. It helps and prevents many symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, night sweats, depression, insomnia, and osteoporosis.

It also decreases the process of aging by strengthening the skin, lungs, digestive tract, nervous system, by controlling body fat. Postmenopausal women who exercise regularly are less likely to develop diabetes.

  • Exercises during menopause reduces the risk of developing heart diseases, prevent osteoporosis, hip fractures, reduce body mass index, waist circumference, reduce blood pressure and reduces the risk of developing breast cancer.
  • Exercises prevent bone loss during menopause. It prevents weight gain.
  • Exercises decrease the stress in menopause, relieves anxiety.
  • During menopause the woman’s body uses calcium less efficiently due to less estrogen production. Exercises increases the bone to use more calcium.
  • Kegel exercises: Strengthening pelvic floor muscles help to develop the ability to control the muscles. Toning of these muscles also prevents bladder leaks and hemorrhoids.



Exercises for menopausal women

Tips for exercises during menopause:

  • Gentle exercises are advised during menopause that promote mobility, flexibility and relaxation and decrease stiffness and soreness. Use stairs whenever possible and increasing daily walking are best exercises.
  • Deep abdominal breathing.
  • Yoga.
  • Bones strengthening exercises like brisk walking, strength, stair climbing, hiking and dancing.