Opinion

Menopausal Women Can Reap Exercise Benefits To Reduce Risk Of Hot Flashes And Night Sweats

Menopause – an unavoidable period in every woman’s life. Although every woman in her life will experience the period of menopause, not all women do experience the same symptoms. If you are one of those women who is having a trouble dealing it the symptoms, we have something to tell you that you will definitely want to hear. We can help you deal with hot flashes – which are, at least in our opinion, the most difficult symptoms along with night sweats. Hot flashes are often related as a cause of depression, anxiety, and trouble sleeping during the period of menopause, so who would not want to get rid of them as soon as possible? And could you imagine that the price is only at least a half an hour spent doing some light exercises?

On the plus side, exercising will help you cope better with the other symptoms as well. Are you wondering how is this possible? Well, a recent study showed that as we know exercising helps you lose weight, but losing weight will help you decrease the risk and eliminate hot flashes and night sweats. Let’s see what this is all about.

What Are The Symptoms of Menopause?

Menopause is the period when your body is going through some hormonal changes and as a result, you experience a variety of symptoms. You probably have experienced many of these symptoms, but let’s review the most common symptoms once again.

  • Irregular periods until you no longer experience periods anymore
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood changes, depression, and anxiety
  • Weight gain

How Exercise Can Eliminate Hot Flashes

As we mentioned before, a recent study has shown that by losing weight through regular exercise and a healthy diet, you can eliminate hot flashes and the symptoms that occur along with the hot flashes. As you probably know until now, regular exercise is recommended to be a part of every individual’s life because of the many beneficial effects that it has. There is no reason why you should not use these beneficial effects to deal with the menopause symptoms as well! Are you wondering what beneficial effects are we talking about?

Regular Exercise Benefits: 

  • Decreases the risk of osteoporosis which is increase during the period of menopause
  • Improves the cognitive function and enhances your mood;
  • Improves your sleep;
  • Eliminates the unwanted body weight and fat.

These are just a few of the reasons why exercising is often recommended to be a part of your menopause treatment plan as a natural remedy. But let’s discuss a bit more about hot flashes and how to eliminate them using the exercise. As we said before, losing weight has been proven to be a successful way to eliminate hot flashes. And what is a better way to lose weight than regular exercise and a healthy diet? There are many forms of exercise that you can try. But we decided to recommend some exercise forms that have been successfully proven to be the best choices when it comes to dealing with menopause symptoms, and especially hot flashes.

  • Aerobic exercising – You can choose from cycling, running, jogging, walking, swimming and etc.
  • Yoga – Proven to cause relaxation and mood improvement, yoga will also help you cope with hot flashes, irritability, and fatigue.
  • Zumba – Probably one of the most successful weight losing methods that are trending right now. Feel those calories burning and get rid of hot flashes while you are dancing to your favorite songs.

Conclusion

Although no two women experience the same menopause symptoms, hot flashes have been reported to be the most difficult and common symptoms. Luckily, nowadays you can choose from the many menopause treatment plans that your doctor can recommend. Whichever form of treatment you choose, we strongly recommend including light, regular exercise as a part of your everyday life. Not only that you will help yourself to cope better with the menopause symptoms, but your whole general health will benefit from it.

We especially recommend regular exercise if you are experiencing hot flashes. A recent study has shown that women who do not exercise often or at all experience hot flashes more often compared with women who exercise at least three times a week. So next time you think of skipping the gym or your yoga class think of all the beneficial effects that your body has from exercising and think of a hot-flashes free life during your period of menopause! You are the only one that can improve your general health.

Author Bio:

Annie Lizstan works as a health and beauty consultant for online websites and an independent researcher by profession. She had completed her studies from university of Arizona and lives in Wasilla, AK. She always likes to explore her ideas about health, fitness and beauty. In her recent period, she got an opportunity to explore  Glozine lifestyle news. She has experience researching as a passion as well as profession. You can also connect with her on  Facebook Twitter  and  Pinterest.

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