According to a recent study, postmenopausal women who engaged in three 70-minute sessions of aerobic exercise experienced a reduction in their menopause symptoms after 24 weeks on the program. The 65 women in the study reported significant decreases in their menopause hot flashes, night sweats, cardiac symptoms, muscle and joint pain, sleep problems, anxiety, irritability, sexual problems, and urinary symptoms.
I encourage you to exercise as often as you can–ideally every day for at least half an hour. In reality, I know we are all busy–so do your best to add exercise into your everyday routine. Go for a walk at lunch, park far away from the entrance of the mall or grocery store, and do sit-ups or push-ups while watching TV. It all adds up!
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