To exercise, or, not to exercise, during menopause and beyond

Lily Stojanovska, Vasso Apostolopoulos, Remco Polman, Erika Borkoles

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Abstract

Menopausal symptoms in women can be severe and disruptive to overall quality of life. Hormone replacement therapy, is known to be effective in ameliorating symptoms, however, reporting of side effects has resulted in alternative treatment options. Exercise has been assessed as an alternative treatment option for alleviating menopausal symptoms, including, psychological, vasomotor, somatic and sexual symptoms. Here we report the effects of physical activity and exercise on menopause symptoms in menopausal women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-323
Number of pages6
JournalMaturitas
Volume77
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hot flashes
  • Menopause
  • Physical activity
  • Physiological effects
  • Vasomotor symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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