Seven ways to reduce hot flushes through exercise

Woman having a hot flush

Menopause is an unavoidable time in every woman’s life. However, not all women experience the same symptoms.

Mature Woman Experiencing Hot Flush From Menopause

We know that exercising helps you lose weight, but it can also help you cope better with other symptoms you may be experiencing. A recent study showed that losing weight will help you decrease the risk of, or even eliminate, hot flushes and night sweats.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Menopause is the time when your body is going through some hormonal changes and, as a result, you experience a variety of symptoms. You may have experienced some of these symptoms, which are:

  • Irregular periods until they stop completely
  • Hot flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood changes, depression, and anxiety
  • Weight gain

How can exercising eliminate hot flushes?

As we mentioned before, a recent study has shown that by losing weight through regular exercise and a healthy diet, you can reduce or eliminate menopause hot flushes and other related symptoms. As you probably know, regular exercise is recommended as a part of everyone’s life because of the many beneficial effects that it has. There is no reason why you shouldn’t use these beneficial effects to deal with the menopause symptoms as well. Regular exercise:

  • decreases the risk of osteoporosis increasing during menopause
  • improves your cognitive function
  • enhances your mood
  • improves your sleep
  • eliminates unwanted body weight and fat

These are just a few of the reasons why exercising is often recommended as a part of your menopause treatment plan. But let’s discuss a bit more about hot flushes and how to eliminate them using exercise.

Losing weight has been proven to be a successful way to get rid of hot flushes. And what is a better way to lose weight than regular exercise and a healthy diet? There are many forms of exercise that you can try. But these exercises in particular have been successfully proven to be the best choices when it comes to dealing with menopause symptoms:

  • Aerobic exercises, such as cycling, running, jogging, walking and swimming
  • Yoga, which aids relaxation and mood improvement, helping you cope with irritability and fatigue
  • Zumba, probably one of the most successful weight-loss methods at the moment; it’s a great way to burn some calories as you dance to your favourite songs.

Although no two women experience the exact same menopause symptoms, hot flushes have been reported to be the most difficult and common. Luckily, nowadays you can choose from many menopause treatment plans that your doctor can recommend. There are also various natural remedies as well as menopause products that you can try.

Whichever form of treatment you choose, it really is a good idea to include light, regular exercise as a part of your everyday life. Not only will it help you cope better with menopause symptoms, but your whole general health will benefit from it.

A recent study has shown that women who do not exercise often or at all experience hot fushes more often compared with women who exercise at least three times a week.

So next time you think of skipping the gym or your yoga class, think of all the beneficial effects that your body has from exercising and imagine a hot-flushes-free life during your menopause.

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Annie Lizstan

About Annie Lizstan

I work as a health and beauty consultant for online websites and am an independent researcher by profession. I studied at the University of Arizona and live in Wasilla, Alaska. I always like to explore ideas about health, fitness and beauty, and have recently had the opportunity to explore joint pain relief. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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