During menopause, women experience numerous symptoms of a psychological, somatic, vasomotor and/or sexual nature. Women may experience none, some, or all of these types of symptoms to varying degrees, often having a significant negative impact on their overall quality of life. Data suggests that women who participate in regular exercise experience less menopausal symptoms than those who do not; therefore exercise may present a safe and accessible therapy for the symptoms of menopause. However, there are also many studies in the literature that show little or no effect of exercise alleviating these symptoms. Here we summarise the existing data, and highlight the need for more well-designed, appropriately powered studies in the future.
|Title of host publication||Sex Hormones, Exercise and Women|
|Subtitle of host publication||Scientific and Clinical Aspects|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2016|
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