Maybe you are already there, have a bit left or have passed - we are talking about menopausal symptoms.
Menopause can creep in already at the age of 35, but many do not feel anything until the real problems set in, such as the famous hot flashes, when it feels like you can heat the whole house with the amount of heat flowing out of your body. When you do not get a proper night's sleep. The menstrual cycle that changes so you now have menstruation every three weeks instead of every four, tjoho 🙄 And not to mention the mood swings but your partner can probably talk more about them.
Many times we do not know what is wrong and start looking for causes. We often go to the health center with our problems and they do not always understand that it is your hormones that are haunting and that make you feel like another human being. If you are lucky, they take samples of your hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. If the samples are bad, you can try tablets or patches to stabilize the hormones. But many times these drugs give side effects that we can really be without.
Many of us wonder if there is nothing else we can do to reduce the symptoms? And according to new research from Linköping University, heart rate-boosting exercise, a couple of times a week, can reduce the problems with sweating and hot flashes during menopause.
Research has previously been done on a positive relationship between exercise in general and reduced menopausal symptoms, while research has also shown the opposite. What should we believe in? The contradictory results may have their explanation in that the intensity of the training varied.
The theory, which the researchers at Linköping University are now presenting, is that it is the heart rate-increasing training that reduces the hot flashes. That when you put in a lot of effort, it can affect the endorphins in the central nervous system, where the body's temperature regulation is also located.
There were 58 women who participated in the study and half of them did strength training three times a week, 45 minutes at a time, for 15 weeks. The control group continued to live their normal lives with more or less activity. The result was that of those who trained, 44% reduced their problems on average against the other group.
Exercise can thus be an option for you who may not or do not want to eat hormone tablets.
We already knew that training is good for you, at the same time we now had another reason to move 😊
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Link to research article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378512218307618?via%3Dihub