4 Benefits of Strength Training in Menopause

 

 

I’m always interested in better health, and this timely article from the Mayo Clinic outlines the benefits of strength training for women. Strength training puts stress on your bones, and you don’t have to work out at the gym. Exercises such as leg and abdominal squats, push-ups, and pull-ups can be done at home at your convenience. Most sporting goods stores sell resistance tubing for stretching exercises.

If you prefer working out at the gym, use weight machines or lift barbells or dumbbells. Ask one of the personal trainers for a fitness evaluation.

Here are 4 benefits of strength training in menopause:

Weight Control

Strength training kicks up your metabolism, which helps drop the pounds. If you’re at your goal weight, strength training can help you maintain your weight loss and build up muscle mass.

Stronger bones

Osteoporosis leads to brittle bones and you can experience a fracture from a sneeze, or even bending over. Strength training increases bone density, reducing your chances of developing osteoporosis.

Improve Chronic Diseases

Strengthening painful, arthritic muscles improves both your health and mood. Weight loss benefits diabetics, and results in better blood sugar control. Low back pain is common in menopause, and strengthening the muscles around the spine reduces pain, and you can do more things you enjoy.

Reduce Falls

Balance becomes an issue as you age, and falls are more likely. I was a caregiver for an elderly woman who fractured her hip, and had to move to a nursing home. Building muscle with strength training helps your balance, and gives you a better quality of life.

 

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