Experiencing menopause is passing through a difficult time but this should not stop you to enjoy your life and become healthy. Physical fitness is deemed important especially now that your age is advancing to a higher number that will make you easily prone to certain conditions.
We understand that you are uncomfortable of yourselves now that you cannot control your reproductive hormones and you lose the motivation to move or to exercise. According to some fitness adviser, doing some active physical exercises will actually make your symptoms tolerable. By doing some exercise and proper discipline to yourself, you will be able to gain back the control in yourself.
Stretching. Stretch your muscles once in a while and before doing a workout session to warm up your body. Simple workouts to stretch your muscles will make your joints more flexible and prevent severe muscle pain after your workouts.
Aerobic Exercises. Walking, dancing and bicycling are examples of aerobic exercises or cardio exercises. These physical exercises are good for the heart since it pump faster and helps you burn more calories. During menopause stage, women will have a hard time losing weight so doing some of these exercises is a big plus. Just remember not to overdo yourself and to take it slowly especially if you have not been physically active for years.
Yoga and Meditation. Menopause is no doubt stressful to deal with. Therefore, doing some yoga exercises will lessen the tension in your body and doing deep breathing exercises will surely relaxes you. You may learn yoga from your friends or look for a certified yoga instructor that will guide you with the right body positions. It is also believed that yoga and meditation helps menopausal women achieve sleep better and creates a positive mindset that combats the depression brought about by menopause.
Muscle Building Exercises. Osteoporosis is common for menopausal women due to decrease in bone density. By doing strength training exercises like weight lifting for hands and legs, it will help maintain lean muscle and delays the process of having brittle bones. These are the exercises best done in the gym with a qualified gym instructor or a personal trainer that will guide you along the way. It is best to have a personal trainer with you because doing weight lifting exercises can cause injury if not perform properly.
Balance Exercises. Your ability of balancing yourself decreases as your age increases according to a fitness adviser. It is best to improve your stability moves and include it in your workout plan. You may stand against a wall or a chair or standing in one leg for a few seconds. You will need to discipline your body and mind to stay put in your position. By doing this, you will be able to achieve relaxation, improve balance and muscle coordination well.
You may start doing your workout routine once a week then twice a week until you can make it a daily habit. Start with stretching and walking so that it will be easy for you to start the muscle lifting exercises. If you want to do all 5 exercise tips above, you may plan one day for yoga and meditation as you desire to achieve more relaxation time with yourself.
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