Physical activity and exercise at menopause

Joseph P. Garry, Lauren M. Whetstone

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Abstract

Physical activity is important, particularly as a person ages. The benefits of regular physical activity or exercise can be realized no matter how late one starts to engage in regular activity or exercise. Among menopausal women, regular activity can assist in managing many of the physical changes associated with menopause and can provide health benefits with regard to cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and some forms of cancer. Physicians caring for older women should counsel patients regarding these health benefits, be aware of the barriers to activity, and continue to promote exercise as a primary and adjunct treatment for many of these health conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-70
Number of pages18
JournalClinics in Family Practice
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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