In recognition of National Menopause Awareness Month, the Florida physicians at Weight Success Centers are offering tips on how exercise and fitness could help you fight menopausal symptoms.
There are countless women’s health studies supporting the physical and psychological benefits of regular exercise. Whether direct or in-direct, plenty of research shows that exercise can also help reduce symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, while boosting your overall health.
Reasons to Exercise During Perimenopause and Menopause
1.) MENTAL HEALTH: Physical inactivity can put anyone’s mental health at risk, but lack of exercise can also exacerbate issues experienced during menopause, such depression, irritability, and insomnia. Beyond the blood-pumping benefits, exercise helps our brains to release stress-relieving, feel-good endorphins to provide an immediate mood boost. An exercise routine also helps to expend energy during the day, making it easier to fall asleep and to achieve better sleep at night. Depending on your fitness level, it could be as simple as adding an evening walk or a cardio workout to your day.
2.) PHYSICAL HEALTH: During the years of perimenopause and menopause, women often experience physiological changes leading to decreased bone mass, decreased muscle mass, and increased body fat, particularly retained in the abdominal area. According to research, however, a comprehensive diet and exercise program can help women maintain a healthy weight, while also protecting bone density and muscle mass.
3.) HOT FLASHES: Studies suggest that women who exercise and engage in cardiorespiratory fitness have fewer self-reported hot flashes than women living a sedentary lifestyle. There is no hard evidence proving exercise directly prevents hot flashes, yet research shows boosting health through exercise may provide general relief by lessening the frequency or severity of hot flashes.
4.) WEIGHT CONTROL: Daily exercise is key to preventing weight gain, no matter your age or gender. Losing weight can be tough on your own, especially during perimenopause and menopause. A medically supervised weight-loss program can make a big difference in a person’s ability to lose weight. Weight Success Centers can guide you on the path to improving your health. As the patient, you receive focused care from the beginning. Your customized plan would be targeted to help you reduce hormonal symptoms and achieve successful results.
5.) HORMONAL BALANCE: Many women have benefited from exercise leveraged by the natural support of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy. Weight Success Centers is a certified provider of BioTE, which optimizes hormone levels to help women achieve hormonal balance, maintain a healthy weight, and increase energy for sticking to a daily fitness routine. As with any supplement or medical treatment, of course, results and benefits vary depending on each individual woman. Contact Weight Success Centers to schedule a consultation for achieving balance in your life.
Do you want to get fit and reduce your menopausal symptoms? If you are ready to begin your journey to wellness, contact one of our Florida Weight Success Centers near you.