Movement to help manage Menopause
Menopause can be a complicated, confusing and highly personal time of life and every woman will go through a different experience. The good news is that physical activity can have a positive effect on many of these factors including symptoms and health risks associated with menopause.
Research shows there are many benefits of being active as part of daily life and many of these benefits also have a direct impact on menopause symptoms as well as reducing the risks of developing health conditions as a result of going through menopause.
Physical activity is also one of the best ways to slow or prevent problems with the muscles and joints, and can improve strength, balance, and flexibility.
Bones get stronger as you use them and give them work to do. To help keep bones strong, weight-bearing exercise with impact (such as walking, jogging, dancing or tennis), and muscle strengthening exercise (such as yoga, Pilates) will help.
Listen to your body, adapting activities and resting when you need to. Every way you get moving genuinely matters. Things like taking the stairs, carrying your shopping bags home from the shops, or getting off a stop early on the bus all add up.