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Top 5 Reasons Why Working Out Makes Sense Before During and After Menopause

Posted Feb 04 2013 11:23am

menopause lane Why bother with fitness?

Whether you’ve exercised faithfully for years or you haven’t been physically active, physical activity during and after menopause offers many benefits. For example, regular physical activity can:

  1. Prevent weight gain.Women tend to lose muscle mass and gain abdominal fat during and after menopause. Even slight increases in physical activity can help prevent weight gain.
  2. Reduce the risk of breast cancer. Physical activity during and after menopause can help you lose excess weight or maintain a healthy weight, which may offer protection from breast cancer.
  3. Strengthen your bones. Physical activity can slow bone loss after menopause, which lowers the risk of fractures and osteoporosis.
  4. Reduce the risk of other diseases. During and after menopause, the risk of various chronic conditions — including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes — increases. Regular physical activity can counter these risks.
  5. Boost your mood. Physical activity can improve your psychological health at any stage of life.

What benefits besides these 5 do you gain from working out?  Please share them in the comment section below.

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