Why fitness is so important during menopause?
Some of you called with a lot of valid health changing concerns, including sudden weight gain after 40. And lots of changes in woman's body occurs during that time in deed. So why would I constantly invite you to do strength training? And why would I plaster the pic of 52 year old Halle Berry? Because despite good genetics (I knew you'd raise that one), Halle is doing exactly what most women avoid: clan eating and strength training. And why strength train? Because:
- It prevents weight gain. Women tend to lose muscle mass and gain abdominal fat around menopause. Regular physical activity can help prevent weight gain. Reducing the risk of cancer. Exercise during and after menopause can help you lose excess weight or maintain a healthy weight, which might offer protection from various types of cancer, including breast, colon and endometrial cancer. - Strengthens your bones. Exercise can slow bone loss after menopause, which lowers the risk of fractures and osteoporosis. - Reduces the risk of other diseases. Menopause weight gain can have serious implications for your health. Excess weight increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Regular exercise can counter these risks. - Boosts your mood. Physically active adults have a lower risk of depression and cognitive decline.
In a nutshell, regular strength exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight, relieve stress and improve your quality of life.
TO YOUR HEALTH!
One more thing: diet. I know you hate that word, but adjusting your diet is monumental in keeping your body and mind sane after 40’. Questions on that? Holler