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Exercise helps women manage their emotional health and weight after menopause

by , 06 July 2017
Exercise helps women manage their emotional health and weight after menopause
If you're a woman who's just gone through menopause, you'll be happy to know that a recent study published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), revealed that exercise could play an important role in managing emotional health and weight after menopause.

Are you ready to say bye-bye to PMS, hot flashes and weight gain? Read on to find out more about how exercise can help you manage your emotional health and weight after menopause.

Exercise can help postmenopausal women manage their emotional health and weight...

To arrive at this conclusion, the researchers behind the study discussed data gathered in a study of 234 Spanish postmenopausal women who were between ages 45 and 64. Each of these women had reported a minimum of one year of sedentary behaviour prior to signing up to participate in the study.
 
The women engaged in a 20-week-long exercise regime under the supervision of the researchers. After completing the exercise programme, they experienced increased positive changes in physical and mental health, improved hot flashes and modest but significant weight loss.

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Growing evidence shows that exercise enhances health, quality of life and fitness in postmenopausal women

According to JoAnn Pinkerton, the executive director of NAMS, a growing body of research indicates that an active lifestyle with regular exercise boosts health, quality of life and fitness in postmenopausal women. She added that documented results have shown improved mood, fewer hot flashes and that, overall, women feel better while their health risks decrease.
 
Health issues after menopausal after very normal and usually due to the reduction of oestrogen brought on by the menopause transition. That said, if you’re a postmenopausal women experiencing emotional health issues, severe hot flashes or excessive weight gain, you shouldn’t just ignore these issues.

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