Although the excitement of the new year has come and gone, it’s never too late to continue to focus on your yearly goal to stay in shape. Beyond keeping your girlish figure, exercising can offer lasting benefits that you might not have considered.
According to research1, just 30 minutes of exercise, 3 times a week, can offer numerous health benefits listed below.
Mental Health: During perimenopause, hormonal imbalance can cause heightened anxiety, stress, and other mood swings. You may feel relatively happy one minute, and then your mood might plummet the next. Exercising lowers stress and improves mood. In fact, physical fitness is supposed to reduce negative moods, enhance cognitive function, and lower social withdrawal tendencies.
Increased Energy: Low energy and fatigue are hallmark signs of perimenopause because our hormones are all over the place. Night sweats can often be disruptive, making it hard to fall asleep at night. You might find yourself dragging throughout the day. However, exercising increases blood flow, improves stamina, helps mental alertness, and can be a natural energy booster due to endorphins2, which get released when participating in physical activity.
Physical Health: Physical fitness improves not only your mental health but your physical health too. As we age, we're vulnerable to heart disease, high blood pressure as well as high cholesterol, and more. Not to mention, increasing your weekly exercise can strengthen your bones. This is important for women in perimenopause who start to experience bone loss. Maintaining physical fitness can lower blood pressure, strengthen your heart, prevent heart disease, improve flexibility, and reduce chances of bone fractures.
Improves Sleep: According to research, aerobic physical activity3 improved sleep quality in older adults. This is good news for maturing women entering perimenopause because sleepless nights tend to be a typical symptom. Not getting proper rest can exacerbate mood swings, fatigue, and other perimenopause symptoms, making it harder for you to remain productive throughout the day. However, with adequate sleep hygiene in addition to implementing weekly aerobic physical activity, not only can you reduce chances of being wide awake tossing and turning all night, but you can potentially reduce overall perimenopause symptoms.
Helps With Self-Image: Some of the more obvious benefits of staying fit include burning calories and maintaining a healthy BMI. Keeping in shape is a primary goal for many people every year. However, there are more psychological benefits to fitness than burning calories. A study4 also showed that exercise improved how you see yourself, including boosting self-esteem and body image. When you exercise you feel better, as it helps with mood. Therefore, you also gain a sense of accomplishment.
While exercise does help you stay physically fit, there are so many more benefits. Starting just 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week and then working your way up can also improve your perimenopause symptoms. Better yet, a consistent physical fitness practice along with taking Amberen Perimenopause, multi-symptom, clinically tested relief formula can be the first step towards finally feeling like yourself again.
This blog post and the recommendations made herein are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be used as healthcare advice. Individuals are encouraged to consult their healthcare provider with questions about their specific needs.
The references provided in this blog post are identified for informational purposes only and such references and the underlying research, including the entities and individuals involved in the underlying research, did not involve Amberen and are not affiliated with Amberen or the makers of Amberen.
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