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The Impact Of Exercise Throughout Menopause
Posted on April 8, 2016 1:47 PM by Dr. Mac
Categories: Menopause
Menopause is a change of life that women tend to dread as many changes are unpleasant and life changing due to a “shift” in hormones.  When hormones drop, women typically become much more sensitive to stuff that never used to bother them before.  During this time, weight gain is almost inevitable where fat accumulates around the belly and thighs.
 
Consistent and moderate exercise that focuses on your core is an integral part to trimming away unwanted belly fat and staying healthy.  Will exercise ease your menopausal symptoms?
 
The Role Of Exercise
 
Exercise improves your life in many ways such as feeling better, having more energy, and maybe even prolonging your life.  Exercising on a daily basis is one of the most important things you can do to prevent excess weight gain or maintain weight loss.  Did you know the average adult should aim to exercise for at least 30 minutes every day?
 
The health benefits of engaging in physical activity include controlling your weight, combating health conditions, getting better sleep, and boosting your mood.  Generally, women should set a goal of exercising for 2 hours and 30 minutes each week.  You can reap the benefits of increased weight loss with more intense activity that is proven to burn calories.  Studies show that regular exercise improves the quality of life and relieves stress associated with menopause.
 
Get Active Now. . . and Stay Active!
 
Through lifestyle modifications, women can address problems due to menopause by exercising and getting menopause treatment in Indianapolis from Dr. Mac or Kristi.  Maintain a schedule of moderate exercise during and after menopause to prevent weight gain, strengthen bones, and lower your risk for diabetes.  Regular exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to muscles so the cardiovascular system functions more efficiently which improves your energy levels.
David McLaughlin, MD