Physical activity in menopause: Therapeutic and prevention tool
Hormone, that word for the woman is not a noun more, as they could be other anatomical elements or structures that are part of your body. Hormones are key factors throughout the different vital stages of females, which not only influence their physical development but also have many organic functions.
We have learned to coexist with them since childhood, but are we really aware that when it is physiologically at the stage of menopause that its presence diminishes, it can lead to physical problems? What can we do to prevent them? What exercise is best for us?
All these questions have answers, but it is in our hands to remedy in time and to avoid “greater evils”. Those women who have been active throughout their lives have a great advantage, since their body is more adapted to the physical activity and have been “accumulating” the benefits that this contributes in their health.
Stronger bones, more flexible and toned muscles and a better metabolic control are some of the positive effects that are produced on the organism when we maintain an active life.
Thus, it is of vital importance that, from an early age, physical activity has been incorporated into our daily agenda, but if this has not been the case, during the climacteric it is still time to get in shape and recover some of the lost time.
You simply have to know what your personal background is, your individual needs and adapt your physical activity to the capabilities and possibilities of each woman. Although there are generally recommendations that are suitable for all women in the menopausal age, it is important to take into account that personal history can establish in an important way what the needs will be, and that is why asking the opinion of a professional is not a Baladí question
An appropriate routine should combine aerobic-type exercises with some in which strength-resistance is present. Aerobic activities help reduce weight, which at this time is often changed, and favor the control of blood pressure or glucose values. In addition, they are cardiosaludable, and it should be mentioned that cardiovascular events increase their prevalence in women at this stage, so any intervention that helps, will be very positive.