Exercise is mandatory for all, be it a young child or an old man/woman. But at different life stages and circumstances, it plays a different role. While weight loss and keeping fit is the general idea, it helps in more than that. Let’s understand how exercise is crucial for post-menopausal women.
Post menopausal women go through different changes in their physical body and health including:
- Hot flashes
- Weight gain
- Bone problems
- Blood pressure
And it is surprising yet very true that exercise, more importantly, the right kind of exercise can help deal with most of the above symptoms. Regular exercising can help post-menopausal women by:
- Making them more active
- Keeping them mentally alert and at peace (by releasing endorphins, often called the happy hormones.)
- Keeping their weight in control
- Maintaining muscle mass and keeping bone problems at bay
- And generally keeping them away from illnesses
If you are nearing the stage and haven’t started exercising yet, it’s high time you do so now. You can get a exercise routine from your physiotherapist. If you have any pre-existing bone problems, consult your Orthopaedic Doctor before starting heavy exercises.