Exercise is always important for good health but especially so in the years leading up to menopause (peri menopause)
The lowering levels of oestrogen experienced in peri menopause can have an affect on so many of our body’s systems- cardiovascular, cognitive, muscular skeletal, endocrine and metabolic
⭐️ However, research has shown that exercising for 150 mins a week can protect us against weight gain, heart disease and diabetes which are all associated with peri menopause 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
So get moving!
✅ Try your best to be less sedentary on a day to day
✅ Walk whenever you have an option
✅ Start adding a 10 min morning or lunch time stretch to your daily routine
✅ Add weight bearing exercise to your schedule to help improve bone density and prevent osteoporosis
✅ Don’t neglect your core and pelvic floor exercises!
👉 Remember your pelvic floor is a muscle just like any other in the body - it too will weaken as your oestrogen levels start decrease - unfortunately this is why pelvic organ prolapse and bladder leakage are highly common in the 40+ age bracket
✅ Don’t let this affect you - take action and work with a Core and Pelvic Floor Exercise Specialist👋🏼 to help you improve your core & pelvic floor strength and function - it’s never too late!