Menopause is the time in a woman’s life where she experiences different symptoms and changes in her body. Although the benefits of physical exercise are appreciated at any time in life, starting from a certain age staying active is essential to reduce the disorders associated with the menopause process.
Menopause is a particularly delicate stage in a woman’s life, in which her self-esteem can be affected. Exercising promotes emotional well-being, reduces the risk of depression and stimulates the release of endorphins.
The most appropriate type of sport or exercise for menopause should be the one that best fits the woman’s age, characteristics, and physical conditions. It’s best to check with your doctor before beginning any workout. You can start by walking and swimming by increasing the frequency and intensity progressively. Always perform warming for about 10 minutes before starting the exercise to avoid injury. Combine aerobic exercises (walking, running, dancing, cycling) and anaerobic exercises (lifting weights, fast runs, doing abs), to relax Yoga and Pilates are ideal. At the end of your exercises, you must decide a time for stretching and relaxation of muscles. To get good results you must be constant.
Finally, practicing an exercise regimen in menopause helps you fight obesity, slow down osteoporosis, favors the cardiovascular system, improves your breathing capacity, positively influences your mood, improves coordination and agility, and helps you to sleep better. In other words, it makes your life so much better.
Being in menopause is not an excuse for not working, on the contrary, it should be the reason for doing your exercises.