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Menopause in your 40s: Increased Anxiety

Posted Sep 18 2012 6:00am

 

Life changes coupled with hormonal fluctuations are major sources of stress. Discover on the spot relaxation techniques or add stress-busting exercise to your routine. A study found that middle-aged women who engaged in 50 minutes or more of aerobic activity four times per week over a six month period experienced a reduction in the symptoms of perimenopause, such as night sweats, insomnia and irritability compared to those who did not exercise at all. Exercise has been shown to lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, and boost feel-good endorphins.

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