Research has shown that heavier women tend to suffer from hot flashes more than slimmer women. But the good news is that, according to a study in a recent issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, losing weight can help reduce the incidence of menopause hot flashes.
Considering the many dangers of conventional hormone replacement therapy, I am happy that more and more research is showing that something as inexpensive and health-promoting as exercise can provide real and lasting relief from this common effect of menopause.
My recommendation is to find an activity or exercise you love and do it often! Walking, hiking, tennis, cycling, dancing, and swimming are some great options. Ideally, you should exercise up to an hour every day. But realistically, I know this goal can be difficult to achieve if you have a busy schedule. So aim for about 30 (or more if you can) minutes at least five days a week.