Exercise during Menopause – What can you do?By
We all know exercise is good for us. The majority of us do not exercise despite knowing this. Even though it will add years of better health to your life, we don’t do it or don’t do it regularly or we over do one area like cardio to our detriment and ignore muscle strengthening activity that make our bones and our muscles stronger. What can you do? How can you make this more automatic.
How about life style exercise? What is that?
Parking across the lot from the front of the store or the entrance to work and walking a little further.
Walking up one and down two flights of steps when we run an errand. Going up more than one floor, walk up to the next floor to catch the elevator.
Put on some music and dance, not hard, no wild moves, just dance gently and for 3 or 4 songs each day. Doesn’t even have to be all at once. 1-2 in the morning and 1-2 in the evening.
Take a walk on your lunch break, just 10 minutes.
The effect of exercise is cumulative meaning we don’t have to do it for an hour straight but 5 minutes here and there 12 times in a day add up to an hour.
Loosing weight is 80-90% diet. Looking better naked though is more like 50/50 diet and exercise. Face it, we want to look better naked and if we get healthy that is a beneficial side effect but most of us would trade 2 years at the end of our life, unless it is that 2 year period, for better looks now. I am not saying that is the right thing to do, it isn’t, but it is human nature to take the quick easy way and pay the consequences later. If our nature wasn’t like that, would we have such a huge national debt or so many of us be so deeply in credit card debt? You know this is true, even at the life stage of menopause. We value youth in our culture. Why would Joan Rivers (and many other women) do what she has done if that were not true. Well, how about being young in your muscle, bones and internal organs? OK, lets look at my new video and then I will direct you to some links that will help you.
Where can you find out more about Kettlebells and exercises to do with them? Here on Squioo - I have a lens there called Female Menopause Solutions!
Dumbell exercises you can do on the ball or off.
Tell me what is working for you? How are you controlling your weight and what are you doing for fitness?
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