Exercise and Menopause: Maintaining Physical Well-being

Exercise and Menopause: Maintaining Physical Well-being

A woman’s natural menstrual cycle ends during menopause, which usually happens in her late 40s or early 50s. For women to successfully manage the challenges of menopause, a normal ageing process marked by physical and hormonal changes, they must maintain physical well-being and engage in regular exercise. Prameya Health guides women with various exercises and yoga through its FENS (Functional, Emotional, Nutritional, Spiritual) Prana Sakhi program to navigate the menopausal phase efficiently.

Since hormonal changes during menopause frequently result in weight gain, particularly in the abdomen, exercise significantly helps weight management at this time. Regular exercising helps maintain weight, burn calories, and prevent obesity-related illnesses. It also keeps muscle mass intact, which decreases with age. Additionally, exercise impacts mood and mental health significantly. Menopause can present emotional challenges such as mood swings and increased stress and anxiety susceptibility. Physical activity boosts endorphins, “feel-good” hormones, which alleviate mood disturbances and promote well-being, especially during menopause when hormonal imbalances may cause emotional fluctuations.

Exercise improves bone health, reducing osteoporosis risk, especially post-menopause due to decreased estrogen levels. Weight-bearing exercises like walking and resistance training help maintain bone density and reduce the risk of fractures. Physical exercise like brisk walking, swimming or cycling during menopause can enhance cardiovascular health, as estrogen decline is linked to an increased risk of heart disease.

Physical exercises are necessary during menopause. However, women should pick activities that suit their fitness levels. It is advisable to consult doctors and follow a balanced fitness regimen. Prameya Health’s FENS Prana Sakhi program offers a comprehensive approach to help women navigate their transformative phase, empowering them to embrace change and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

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