What is Menopause?

by | Jan 6, 2023 | Sports Injuries

Menopause is the point in time twelve months after a woman’s last period

When does it start?

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The menopause transition is a normal part of aging for women and is a natural process where a woman’s ovaries stop producing eggs and the production of female hormones declines.
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Usually occurs between the ages of 40-50.
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Common symptoms and physiological changes throughout the menopause transition include: hot flashes, irregularity of menstrual cycle, higher incidence of osteoperosis and coronary heart disease.

Is exercise safe during menopause?

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Yes, it is recommended that perimenopausal and postmenopausal women engage in a structured exercise routine.
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Exercise should include aerobic training, strength training and balance exercises.
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Exercise is beneficial to address physiological changes during menopause.
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Strength training helps improve muscle and bone mass which decreases with osteoporosis
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Balance exercises help reduce the risk of falling which increase with aging
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Aerobic exercise helps improve cardiovascular endurance
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