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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Moving through Menopause

Nordic Walkers   (Photo by Malcolm Jarvis)
Because menopause is often not the pause that refreshes, researchers have been seeking ways to alleviate some discomfort.

Moving through this transition can quite literally help.  Dr. Chip Lavie of the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans has stated that “only small improvements in fitness are needed” to induce benefits regarding cardiovascular health, moods, sleep patterns, hot flashes, etc.

How small is small?  Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton of the North American Menopause Society asserts that “only 30 minutes of any aerobic exercise… three or more times per week” can make a real difference.  She theorizes that increased levels of serotonin and dopamine might be at least partially responsible for these improvements.


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