- Exercise may help to stabilise and reduce hormonal fluctuations, through a variety of mechanisms, including managing weight (Refer next bullet point).
- Exercise assists with weight loss and the ongoing maintenance of relatively low body weight. A lean body may produce less of the female hormones, thus reducing the severity of menopausal symptoms
- Exercise increases endurance and stamina and even increases pain thresholds
- Exercise is mentally and physically uplifting, especially if done outdoors in fresh air, natural surroundings and bright sunshine
- Aerobic such as walking, running, rowing, paddling, cycling and swimming.
- Strengthening such as lifting weights or using your own body to do exercises like chin-ups and press-ups.
- Stretching and meditative such as Tai Chi, Yoga and various stretching and toning regimes
- Socialisation and stimulating games such as tennis, soccer and dancing.
Get outside and exercise as much as possible. This is most important for your physical and emotional well-being if you spend most of your working days indoors in airconditioned and artifically lit buildings.