Physical activity during menopause: a therapeutic and preventive tool
Hormones. The word that, to women, is not just a simple noun, as could be other anatomical elements or structures that are part of female body. Hormones are key factors throughout different vital stages of female life, which not only have influence on physical development but also have many organic functions.
We have learned to coexist with them since childhood, but are we really aware that, when we are physiologically at the stage of menopause and their presence diminishes, it can lead to serious physical problems? What can we do to prevent them? What exercises are best for us?
All these questions have answers, and it is in our hands to remedy on time and to avoid the “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 has been “accumulating” the benefits that the latter contributes to 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 lifestyle.