When you’re going through the menopause and all its uncomfortable symptoms, like hot flashes, achy joints and mood swings — you’re probably not feeling particularly motivated to exercise… BUT KEEP READING… because regular exercise can make all those symptoms more bearable!
Menopause is a normal condition that all women experience as they age and is an important transition in every woman’s life. The term “menopause” describes the changes a woman goes through either just before or after she stops menstruating, marking the end of her reproductive period.
Menopause is considered a normal part of aging when it happens after the age of 40. But some women can go through menopause early, either as a result of surgery, such as hysterectomy, or damage to the ovaries, which can be caused by chemotherapy or radiation of the pelvis. Menopause that happens before 40, regardless of the cause, is called premature menopause.
What are the symptoms?
Some common symptoms of menopause are:
- Insomnia & Fatigue
- Hot flashes & Sweats
- Mood swings & Irritability
- Depression & Anxiety
- Joint and muscle aches and pains
- Changes in sex drive & Vaginal dryness
- Bladder control problems
- Racing heart
Menopause varies wildly from woman to woman; you may experience some or all of these symptoms and they can range from mild to debilitatingly severe