Exercise: It’s What We Evolved To Do

The ‘Skinny’ on Menopause and Exercise

Moderate exercise is vital for developing a strong and healthy circulatory system, durable bones safe from osteoporosis, a vigorous immune system, a properly functioning brain and more. Almost every organ and body system benefits from regular exercise and is compromised by its absence. Dr. Aaron Baggish How to fix health problems with exercise No health problem illustrates the benefits of exercise more acutely than heart disease, which afflicts more than 15 million Americans and is our nation’s leading cause of death .
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Aerobic Exercise Benefits Memory in Persons With MS

Leavitt, research scientist in Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Research at Kessler Foundation. “Moreover, aerobic exercise has the advantages of being readily available, low cost, self-administered, and lacking in side effects.” No beneficial effects were seen with non-aerobic exercise. Dr. Leavitt noted that the positive effects of aerobic exercise were specific to memory; other cognitive functions such as executive functioning and processing speed were unaffected. The study’s participants were two MS patients with memory deficits who were randomized to non-aerobic (stretching) and aerobic (stationary cycling) conditions. Baseline and follow-up measurements were recorded before and after the treatment protocol of 30-minute exercise sessions 3 times per week for 3 months.
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Our ancestors were hunter-gatherers who trekked at least five miles every day as well as ran, dug and climbed.

Even for women who have happily completed their families, menopause can be a sign associated with getting older, which many folks in our ‘youth obsessed’ culture may find difficult to accept. The hormone changes that occur during menopause can also contribute largely to mood swings or feelings of depression and anxiety. Physically, menopause can be difficult not only because of the hot flashes and other short-term symptoms it causes, but because the loss of estrogen can put women at risk for a diverse range of health problem. How can exercise influence menopausal symptoms?
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