Did you know you can reduce a lot of your menopausal symptoms through specific exercise and nutrition?
Why not take control and approach this phase of life positively and powerfully, becoming the healthiest, fittest, and strongest version of yourself?
Let’s discuss why strength is vital for women, particularly as we age.
Building Strong Muscles
Strength comes from having strong muscles. As we age and experience menopause, our muscle mass diminishes, leading to a loss of strength and power.
Maintaining strength is essential because it enables you to perform daily tasks and maintain independence. Strength training also benefits your nervous system, which is critical for brain health as we grow older. It can also enhance metabolism, bone health, and cardiovascular fitness, all of which are important for women during menopause.
The primary reason behind the decline in muscle mass is hormonal. During perimenopause, you might still have periods, but anovulatory periods become more frequent, meaning you don’t release an egg during ovulation. This leads to an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone, causing various issues.
So, what can you do to help yourself?
Ideally, addressing these changes before entering post-menopause is the goal. The good news is that many of these symptoms can be reduced by working with your body to improve fitness and enhance what these hormones used to provide through exercise and nutrition.
Lifting Heavier Weights:
Lifting heavier weights is crucial for women. It not only builds strength but also aids in fat loss, bone strengthening, and heart health. These factors are especially important during menopause, making it essential to maintain and enhance your strength and power, particularly as you age.
Being powerful means being able to use a lot of force quickly.To achieve this, you need strength. This involves resistance training for strength, like lifting heavier weights, and incorporating explosive elements such as plyometrics.
The Right Way to Build Strength:
Building strength doesn’t mean performing numerous repetitions with light weights. For the best results, focus on lifting heavier weights with fewer reps. Concentrate on exercises like deadlifts, squats, lunges, and Olympic lifts. These exercises target major muscles, connective tissues, and joints, helping you become stronger and more powerful.
Want to age gracefully?
It starts with STRENGTH!