Menopause and exercise

  title={Menopause and exercise},
  author={N M Grindler and Nanette F Santoro},
Objective:Accumulating data suggest that regular physical exercise reduces mortality and extends the functional life span of men and women. This review seeks to describe the current state of the medical literature on this topic. Methods:A narrative review of the current medical literature including randomized clinical trials and clinical guidelines that address the benefits of physical fitness and regular exercise on the health of midlife and postmenopausal women. Results:Reduction and… 

Weight Management Module for Perimenopausal Women: A Practical Guide for Gynecologists

The aim of the review is to understand the menopause-obesity link, associated risk factors, and its health-related burden in perimenopausal women to devise a practical women-centric weight management module based on lifestyle modification techniques to address the burden of menopausal obesity in regular gynecological practice.

Effect of uphill walking on browning factor and high molecular weight-adiponectin in postmenopausal women

It is suggested that moderate intensity walking could be the ideal type of exercise in menopausal women to induce a positive change in metabolic health markers, including an increase in irisin levels.

Effects of high-intensity aerobic exercise and resistance training on cardiometabolic risk in early-postmenopausal women

There is considerable evidence that tailored exercise interventions can reduce cardio and there is a lack of studies that focus on this issue, particularly with respect to cardiometabolic risk factors related to menopausal Estradiol decline.

Regular Leisure-Time Physical Activity is Effective in Boosting Neurotrophic Factors and Alleviating Menopause Symptoms

Investigation of the effects of regular leisure-time physical activity on the parameters of cognitive function, neurotrophic factor, and nerve growth factor in obese middle-aged women found it improved body composition and neurotrophic factors and alleviated menopausal symptoms in obese Korean women.

Effects of High Intensity Exercise during Early Postmenopause-the Randomized Controlled ACTLIFE-Study

The general effectiveness of a multipurpose exercise protocol on various risk factors and complaints related to the menopausal transition is demonstrated.

Changes in Menopausal Risk Factors in Early Postmenopausal Osteopenic Women After 13 Months of High-Intensity Exercise: The Randomized Controlled ACTLIFE-RCT

The effectiveness of a multipurpose exercise protocol dedicated to early-postmenopausal women on various risk factors and complaints related to the menopausal transition was demonstrated with minor exceptions.

Menopause Delays the Typical Recovery of Pre-Exercise Hepcidin Levels after High-Intensity Interval Running Exercise in Endurance-Trained Women

A slower recovery of basal hepcidin levels in postmenopausal women is suggested in order to modify iron homeostasis as appropriate, such as the prevention of iron accumulation or proper timing of iron supplementation.

Female reproductive factors are associated with objectively measured physical activity in middle-aged women

It is found that a large portion of Finnish middle-aged women did not meet the physical activity recommendations of 150 minutes of MVPA10 per week, and the condition of the pelvic floor should be taken into account when identifying the proper activity type and intensity level so that health benefits of physical activity can still be attained without worsening symptoms.



Changes in muscle mass and strength after menopause.

This review will examine the role of menopause transition and associated decrease in hormonal status with regards to those changes, and the efficiency of physical exercise and nutrition on muscle subcharacteristics.

Effects of physical exercise on health-related quality of life and blood lipids in perimenopausal women: a randomized placebo-controlled trial

Physical exercise can substantially reduce menopausal symptoms and improve blood lipid status and body weight in middle-aged female medical staff experiencing perimenopausal syndrome.

A standardized exercise intervention differentially affects premenopausal and postmenopausal African-American women

Mild-intensity aerobic exercise training succeeds in improving some markers of cardiovascular disease and mortality in postmenopausal women and higher levels of exercise intensity may need to be considered to further decrease mortality risk in this population.

Exercise for vasomotor menopausal symptoms.

No evidence is found from randomised controlled trials on whether exercise is an effective treatment relative to other interventions or no intervention in reducing hot flushes and or night sweats in symptomatic women.

Physical activity, menopause, and quality of life: the role of affect and self-worth across time

The findings support the position that the effects of physical activity on QOL are mediated, in part, by intermediate psychological outcomes and that physical activity can have long-term benefits for women undergoing the menopausal transition.

Menopausal Status, Moderate-Intensity Walking, and Symptoms in Midlife Women

The purpose of this randomized clinical trial study was to determine the effectiveness of a 24-week, home-based, moderate-intensity, walking intervention in improving symptoms (vasomotor,

The relationship between exercise, Body Mass Index and menopausal symptoms in midlife Australian women.

It was showed that exercise was effective in relieving somatic and psychological symptoms, including depression and anxiety, in Australian midlife women, which are promising news for women who are interested in using non-pharmacological interventions for relieving menopausal symptoms.

Management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women: 2010 position statement of The North American Menopause Society

Management strategies for postmenopausal women involve identifying those at risk for fracture, followed by instituting measures that focus on reducing modifiable risk factors through dietary and lifestyle changes and, if indicated, pharmacologic therapy.

Menopause, physical activity, and body composition/fat distribution in midlife women.

It is suggested that regular physical activity may help to mitigate the tendency for weight gain and adverse changes in body composition and fat distribution that accompany aging and the menopausal transition.