Best Exercises to Relieve Menopause Symptoms

Allison Bush | Oct 3rd 2012

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Walking

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Use stairs whenever possible and increase daily walking; they are two of the very best exercises.

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Deep abdominal breathing

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Lie flat on your back with your knees pulled up, keeping your feet slightly apart. Inhale deeply through the nose, allowing your stomach to relax. Your stomach should balloon out as you breathe in. As you exhale, imagine the air being pushed out from the bottom of your lungs to the top. This breathing will promote deep relaxation, abundant energy, and stress control.

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Stretching

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Improving range of motion and flexibility in all joints will remedy stiffness and soreness that are so common as we reach menopause.

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Yoga

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Practicing yoga regularly - whether at home or at the local studio - can help calm your nerves, relax your mind, and relieve many of the menopause symptoms you’re experiencing.

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Strength training

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Strength training is important if you want to increase your metabolism and lose body fat. Don’t be intimidated by free weights; start with a little resistance and go from there.

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Swimming

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One of the main benefits of swimming allows older people to tone and strengthen their bodies in a totally supported way, while still promoting a vigorous cardiovascular exercise. It’s easy on your joints and bones, and good for the heart.