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Weight Training Is A Menopause Game-Changer!

I’ve always been a firm believer in the benefits of weight training for women, but I’ve learned to value it even more as I’ve navigated the tidal currents of perimenopause.

As women, we often aren’t adequately informed by our doctors about all the changes our bodies go through during the six to ten years before menopause. But it’s important that we understand these challenges, so we can take active measures to better manage our health and wellness through this period.

It turns out that heavy weight training is actually a great way to counteract some of the effects of menopause on our bodies.

Bone Health: Menopausal women are at a higher risk of osteoporosis, but weight training can help us maintain and improve our bone density, reducing our risk of fractures.

Muscle Mass: During menopause, women may experience muscle loss, but weight training can help preserve and rebuild lean muscle mass.

Metabolism: Menopause often leads to a slower metabolism, but weight training can boost metabolism by increasing muscle mass, in turn helping manage weight more effectively.

Mental Health: Hormonal changes during menopause can wreak havoc on our emotions, but weight training can help regulate our hormones, release endorphins, reduce stress, and improve our moods.

Joint Health: Menopausal women may experience joint pain and stiffness, but weight training can strengthen muscle support and improve stability, reducing the risk of joint issues.

Sleep Quality: Disruption of sleep patterns is one of the most common menopause symptoms, but weight training can promote more restful and rejuvenating sleep.

By incorporating heavy weight training into our fitness routine, perimenopausal women can intentionally trigger a wide range of physical and mental benefits that support their overall health and well-being.

Let’s honor this life transition with the attention and care it deserves!


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