As menopause sets in, you are bound to suffer or worry about suffering from, a whole host of signs and symptoms. With this in mind, many people offer suggestions as to what to do to regulate the body during menopause. Lifestyle changes are often the first port of call, and alongside a good diet, daily exercise that focuses on specific problems can help massively. Here are five of the best exercises for treating menopause.
Good for: loss of libido and vaginal dryness.
These exercises are widely believed to be the best way for people to strengthen their pelvic muscles. By contracting and then relaxing the muscles of this area the pubococcygeus muscles are worked and improved. These muscles are integral to touch and sensitivity during sexual relations, and thus boost your libido.
The increased tightness and promotion of sexual health through kegel exercises means that more blood is pumped around this area and, thus, your pain of vaginal dryness and loss of libido is decreased.
Good for: all signs and symptoms of menopause.
It is suggested that at least 30 minutes of exercise on a daily basis helps with symptoms of menopause. This can be anything from walking to sprinting to cycling to skiing, all aerobic exercise helps to drop the amount of tension, anxiety, and stress in the body. Think: “healthy mind, healthy body”.
3. Swimming/Water Aerobics
Good for: osteoporosis and easing tension.
Not as much strain on the muscles as aerobic exercise, swimming is a great exercise that menopausal women use to help joint pain, osteoporosis, and the release of tension in the body. Another thing that swimming is great for is fatigue.
Good for: loss of libido, vaginal dryness, stress and all signs and symptoms of menopause.
Great for a release of tension and stress, sex ensures that your relationship with your partner remains strong whilst also lowering the likelihood of other signs and symptoms of menopause. It is good for a loss of libido and vaginal dryness because by having sex you will increase the blood flow and potential arousal that comes with it.
Make sure you don't do this before bed as this can increase the chance of night sweats. Although it will help decrease the probability of night sweats if done two hours prior to sleep, sometimes followed by a cool shower. Bear in mind that having sex close to going to sleep can have a disruptive effect.
Good for: all menopausal treatments, but particularly irregular periods, weight loss, and digestive problems.
Every woman approaching, and in, menopause knows that reducing stress levels will reduce the level of the menopausal signs and symptoms that you suffer with. The idea is that the poses used in yoga help to calm and balance your endocrine and nervous symptoms. This leads to a rebalancing of hormones and is known for stopping weight gain, helping your body process better, and regulating periods.
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