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Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredThe benefits of exercise are as extensive as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection, especially when it comes to your emotional health. Exercise increases energy, decreases fatigue, and promotes calmness. Resistance and aerobic exercise, high-frequency exercise, and meditative exercise, such as tai chi and yoga are known to reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Exercise can also help promote better sleep. And we all know a good night's sleep can be a major mood saver.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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Regular exercise can improve your mood and is helpful to emotional health at all phases of a woman's life. Exercise during menopause can especially improve the sometime moodiness of menopause. Make sure you take good care of yourself to achieve emotional health and well-being.
Aerobic and strength-training exercises can decrease a person’s risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression. This is important because women after menopause are more likely to develop these conditions.
Menopause is when the function of the ovaries ceases. The average age of menopause onset is 51 years old, but menopause may occur as early as the 30s or as late as the 60s.
Exercise helps increases estrogen levels and the neurochemicals known as endorphins and serotonin. These substances help decrease mood swings, anxiety and depression.
It is common for women to experience emotional symptoms as they go through menopause. The symptoms often are depression, anxiety and moodiness. There are many studies showing the benefits of exercise on psychological ailments such as depression. Exercise has been shown to increase levels of serotonin, a neuro transmitter that has a key role in the development of depression, in the brain. Exercise also reduces cortisol, a hormone associated with depression and weight gain. In 2008, a study was published that demonstrated mild to moderate exercise reduced symptoms and risk of anxiety, stress and depression associated with menopause.
Exercise increases estrogen levels, endorphins (natural opiates), and serotonin, all of which decrease mood swings, anxiety and depression. Exercise also reduces weight gain, which accompanies menopause by increasing appetite.
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