Exercise during and after menopause is extremely important.
During menopause, your estrogen levels plummet which can cause you to gain weight and lose bone and muscle mass. It also causes some women to feel depressed and anxious.
Exercise helps you maintain and lose weight, lessens your bone and muscle loss and also helps your mental health.
Recommended Types of Exercise To Do During Menopause
Women going through menopause should focus on incorporating the following types of exercises into their exercise routine:
- Endurance – Walking, jogging, playing tennis or any other exercise that increases your heart rate are all good ways to get endurance exercise.
- Strength – Lifting weights, yoga, pilates or bodyweight exercise all help with strength.
- Balance – Yoga offers many great positions to work on your balance.
Doctors recommend you aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise every day.
Before beginning any exercise program make sure to consult your physician.
For more information, see: Why Exercising after Menopause is Important — and How You Should Do It.