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Menopause and Exercise – Why Both go Hand in Hand!

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Exercise is a menopausal woman’s friend. It helps you to control your body and your emotions. By regularly exercising many menopausal symptoms can be reduced. 

  • It can help to regulate weight 
  • Stimulate the production of oestrogen 
  • Strengthen muscle and bone 
  • Help reduce high blood pressure and diabetes 
  • Reduce excess cortisol from the bloodstream 
  • Reduce menstrual cramps 
  • Reduce depression 

And overall help you to feel a sense of wellbeing. 

Leanne & Fitness Tips say:

Perimenopausal Fitness Goals

  • Protect bone mass & reverse bone loss
  • Defy age related loss in function 
  • Reduce menopausal symptoms 
  • Increase cardiovascular function 
  • Aim for healthy body composition

Postmenopausal Fitness Goals

  • Enhance and maintain daily living and quality of life. 
  • Fall prevention and balance training 
  • Increase cardiovascular function 

Exercise should include a balance of cardiovascular, strength and relaxation and stretching. Activities such as tai chi, walking, resistance training and dancing are great options.

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