As hormones change for women in the menopause, many complain about hot flushes, irritability, and other symptoms. However, new research says something as simple as increasing your exercise may help.
A study conducted by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has shown that about 75% of older women experience hot flushing. Although the physiological causes are not known the NAMS study found that low physical exercise is one factor associated with how often they occur their severity.
One of the researchers (Barbara Bushman) commented “What we have seen in the research is that starting to exercise, or maintaining exercise from when we are younger, provides benefits.” She also went on to say that during the menopause women also lose bone density and muscle mass, so they should focus on flexibility, strength training, and cardio-respiratory work.
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