Especially for Women :: Menopause Weight Gain
That's right. Regular exercise is wonderful for you. And no, this doesn't mean you have to run marathons unless you really love doing this. You can fight menopause weight gain and those lovely symptoms with moderate exercise. Always check with your doctor but as a general guideline, try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise 5 or more days of the week.
Menopause Weight Gain
And relieve menopause symptoms
In addition to helping you lose weight and prevent menopause weight gain, exercise can also help ease your menopause symptoms. And of course, it keeps you healthy overall.
Mix it up. See if you can do 30 minutes in one session a couple days a week. And if you're busy, busy, busy . . . do 10 minutes at a time, 3 times a day on the other days of the week.
Benefits of this regular exercise include include preventing menopause weight gain (or even helping you to lose weight if needed), helping you to sleep better, elevating your mood, and making your bones stronger.
Another idea is yoga. It's great for your health and can also ease your stress. Less stress allows you to handle menopause symptoms more easily and again, also combat menopause weight gain. And many people incorporate yoga in their weight loss program so it can help there too.
Are You Post-Menopausal?
If you're post-menopausal, exercise is critical to staying healthy. Weight-bearing exercises, for example, are essential to preventing osteoporosis. Placing weight on your bones helps slow deterioration of your bones.
Walking is an excellent weight-bearing exercise. And light weight training - try resistance tubes - helps build muscle mass and keeps your muscles toned. You should include both. And low-impact aerobic exercise does wonders for your heart and respiratory systems.
In addition to exercise, just keep active. Work in the garden or in your yard. Volunteer to help tend flowers at your church. Wash the car. Park farther away from the store and walk more. Take the stairs. Get moving.
Again, target 30 minutes a day - more if you can. Really strive to exercise every single day. But if you can't for whatever reason, then exercise at least three days a week. You'll feel better in oh so many ways. You'll relieve your symptoms and help prevent menopause weight gain.