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Exercising for (Peri-)Menopause

(Why Hello Kitty? Because she was created in 1974, making her 49 years old, AND she's a huge favourite of Dr Amy Goh)

Exercise when you're peri-menopausal and after menopause has a huge amount of benefits that many women are not aware of. In addition to being fun and social activities, exercise can improve your health in a number of ways during this time in life, including:

A) Reducing symptoms like hot flushes and night sweats,

B) Managing changes to mood, memory and concentration,

C) Improving sleep quality.

Weight-bearing exercises and resistance training are key to maintaining good bone health, preventing osteoporosis, and reducing the likelihood of falls. Examples including lifting weights, Tai Chi, yoga, and heavy gardening. It is recommended to do these at least 2 times per week.

Aerobic activities are for cardiovascular health such as reducing blood pressure and decreasing the risk of heart attacks. Examples including walking, swimming, cycling and dancing. It is recommended to do at least 30min of moderate cardio on most days (or 150min per week).

Exercise in general also prevents or helps manage insulin resistance and diabetes, plus maintaining a health weight. Check out these links to help get you started on your fitness and wellness journey:


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