You don’t need expensive gyms or elaborate equipment, the best equipment you have is your own body.
Rebuild healthy bones. When you exercise to control your spreading middle, you also help your bones which become easier to fracture as they diminish in strength and size. Every woman knows about osteoporosis but is every woman exercising to defeat it? It’s depressing just to think about it. Exercise stimulates the cells responsible for generating new bone and gets them working overtime. You can rebuild bone tissue that’s fallen away from lack of use with any weight-bearing activity.
Walking is the easiest, take a twenty minute walk a day. Stick with it, twenty minutes can make such a difference. More on walking In postmenopausal women, moderate exercise preserves bone mass in the spine, helping reduce the risk of fractures.
Lift your Spirits. There’s another side effect too. Exercise has a positive effect on mood by releasing endorphins, the “feel good” hormones involved in the body’s positive response to stress. Every woman could do with some more of those. A few minutes of exercise can reduce anxiety, alleviate depression and knock a panic attack on the head.
No matter what you have done before, this is the time to establish the best eating and exercise habits to carry you through peri and postmenopause. This is the time to form the foundation for a healthy old age