There was a time when not even mothers and daughters used the word. Certain individuals continue to use this custom even now. However, in certain cultures, menopause is still often referred to as “the change” despite its growing acceptance in mainstream discourse. It’s natural for a woman’s body to transform throughout menopause. And in the modern world, most women may expect to live between a third and a half of their lives beyond menopause, which may be some of the most joyful years of one’s life.
Recent studies have shown that exercise may help women during menopause by improving their health, well-being, and productivity. This undoubtedly had a role in making menopause such a hot topic in the health and wellness industry in recent years.
What Is Menopause?
The absence of menstruation for a continuous period of one year is required for a diagnosis of menopause in a medical context. Menopause is the natural consequence of the ovaries’ inability to produce estrogen and progesterone hormones.
Menopause may begin as early as a woman’s 30s or as late as her 60s, although the typical age of commencement is about 51.
Hot flashes (medically known as vasomotor symptoms), night sweats, vaginal dryness, insomnia, headache, lethargy/fatigue, irritability, anxiety, melancholy, racing heart or missed beats, and joint pain are some of the symptoms of menopause.
How Does Exercise Help?
After menopause, a woman’s chance of developing cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis rises. The positive effects of aerobic exercise on the brain may be explained neurochemically.
Stress chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol are decreased by physical activity. Moreover, it causes the brain to release endorphins, which function as both painkillers and mood boosters. Endorphins cause the “runner’s high” and the calm, positive emotions that follow many strenuous exercises.
The positive effects of exercise on one’s mood are not only physiological. Self-esteem will rise as you lose weight and gain muscle and stamina.
You’ll feel more in charge of your life and more confident in your abilities as a result. The discipline of exercising regularly can