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What are other benefits of exercise, besides helping with weight gain after menopause?

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Exercise has many other benefits, including:

  • Lower risk of osteoporosis
  • Lower risks of metabolic syndrome, heart attack, and other cardiovascular diseases
  • Improved insulin resistance
  • Keeps joints and muscles strong
  • Helps bowels work well
  • Relieves depression and anxiety
  • Improves overall health

SOURCES:

Obesity Society: "Obesity in U.S. Adults: 2007."

Consumer Reports : "Working up a sweat helps women deal with menopause" and "Stay active and fit."

Weight Control Information Network: "Understanding Obesity."

Medscape: "Exercise, Weight Gain, and Menopause."

American Osteopathic Association: "Exercise in Post-Menopausal Women."

American Council on Fitness: "Exercise and Menopause."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 15, 2019

SOURCES:

Obesity Society: "Obesity in U.S. Adults: 2007."

Consumer Reports : "Working up a sweat helps women deal with menopause" and "Stay active and fit."

Weight Control Information Network: "Understanding Obesity."

Medscape: "Exercise, Weight Gain, and Menopause."

American Osteopathic Association: "Exercise in Post-Menopausal Women."

American Council on Fitness: "Exercise and Menopause."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 15, 2019

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