Menopause Hot Sweats – Beat Those Hot Sweats By Working Up A Sweat!
Of all the symptoms of menopause that women find unpleasant to deal with, hot flushes would definitely be in the top ten. Living in a country as hot as Australia we’re used to dealing with temperature extremes, but when it’s your own body producing unpredictable and inconvenient surges of heat, then you have a problem. But if recent research is anything to go by, it seems as if the antidote to enduring hot flashes might lie in exercise.
A recent study was undertaken by researchers at the University of Grenada in Spain for the online medical journal Menopause. It involves taking a selected group of post-menopausal woman aged 45 to 64 years old and placing them on a 5-month long program of regular cardiovascular exercise. At the end of the program they found that most of the women experienced positive short term changes. Not only were they able to enjoy the benefits of moderate weight loss and improved fitness, but they also found their hot sweats easier to manage.
And with regular exercise the woman also found that their other symptoms of fatigue and irritability were also lessened somewhat. What’s more, over a year later researchers found that the women who had kept up their exercise plan continued to experience relief from the above symptoms.
So why is exercise so effective in helping menopausal women manage sweats? Researchers suggest that by undertaking just 30-minutes of simple exercise like walking, jogging and swimming at least 3 times a week, the women’s bodies were better able to regulate their own body heat, making them less likely to experience extreme flushes.
For women looking for a low impact, safe and affordable way to manage menopause, exercise certainly fits the bill. It just takes a few hours a week in order for one to reap the benefits and when coupled with a natural menopause symptom treatment plan (such as Harmony’s all natural but high potency Menopause Max supplement) you could end up feeling better than you have in a long time.
Before long, you might even find that the only sweating you do is when you’re on the treadmill at the gym!