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Exercise and Menopause


Exercise and Menopause

Regular exercise during perimenopause and postmenopause will help you:

  • Maintain a healthy weight and prevent weight gain around your waist and abdomen.
  • Prevent osteoporosis. Weight-bearing exercise helps maintain bone mass.
  • Prevent heart disease and high blood pressure.
  • Feel good. Regular exercise improves mood.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerCarla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
Last RevisedMay 4, 2010

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