Regular fitness program ca help manage the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause as well as the related health concerns. The mood elevating, tension relieving physical activities can help reduce emotional concerns such as anxiety and depression. Moreover, with proper and regular exercise, you will be able to control menopausal weight gain.
There are many physical activities that you can incorporate in your menopausal training program such as pelvic exercise, aerobics, weight lifting, dancing, playing active sports, and yoga. These physical activities will strengthen your bones, build up your muscle, remove tension, and help you to be relaxed.
Pelvic exercise or 'Kegel's exercise' will strengthen your pelvic muscles. This exercise assists women who experience incontinence. Stress incontinence is characterized by the leaking of small amount of urine upon exerting force (eg while sneezing, coughing, laughing, lifting heavy objects or during physical activities).
During menopause, fat is usually distributed in the abdominal area. Aerobic exercise promotes the loss of abdominal fat. In addition, this exercise increases estrogen levels that aid in reducing severity hot flashes and night sweats.
Strength training also helps in stimulating bones to retain minerals that keep them dense and strong, preventing the onset and progression of osteoporosis. You can also add weight lifting in your training to build muscles. The more muscles you build, the more calories you burn because muscles burn more calories than fats.
Other physical activities promote proper oxygenation and improve other cardiovascular functions. Indeed, physical fitness can be your weapon to fight against the consequences of aging.