SMART Menopause / Exercise and wellbeing package
The benefits of exercise are well documented. But in Peri- menopause and beyond we need to make sure we are doing the best we can to protect our bodies as we age.
- Exercise increases the cardio-respiratory function. If done regularly, it reduces the metabolic risks associated with declining oestrogen.
- It increases HDL (good cholesterol), reduces LDL, (bad cholesterol) triglycerides and fibrinogen. Exercise can also give a reduced risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, TIA (mini strokes) and strokes.
- Exercise can help create a calorie deficit and minimize midlife weight gain, especially if you adopt a healthy way of eating.
- It increases the bone mass. Strength training like using body resistance and some weights and impact activities (like walking or running, stepping, jumping) can help to off-set the decline of bone mineral density and prevent osteoporosis it also reduces low back pain.
- It is proven to help reduce stress and improve the mood, by releasing feel good hormones like dopamine and serotonin
- It may help to reduce hot flushes.
- It improves skin appearance giving you a look of wellbeing