Exercise and Menopause

Exercise and Menopause

Exercise becomes progressively more valuable as a woman gets older. Research shows that weight gain and menopause can be prevented or minimized by regular exercise. Exercise also benefits the heart and contributes to an improvement in mood and a sense of overall well-being. It may also reduce the tendency for hot flashes as a side benefit.
Studies have shown that bone mass lost due to lack of use can be built with exercise like walking. Brisk walking for 30 to 45 minutes, five days a week is an easy, effective and sustainable way to exercise. In addition, strength training [lifting weights] exercises  may contribute in maintaining muscle mass.
Consult your doctor before starting an exercise program. An exercise program should start slowly and build up to more strenuous activities,

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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