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Cardio Exercises Can Reduce Menopause Symptoms

The effects of menopause can cause women over 45 to experience several years of discomfort. From hot flashes and night sweats to persistent insomnia and fatigue, menopause often disrupts what might be an otherwise happy, contented life.Science has shown that regular, rigorous cardio exercise can help reduce the unpleasant physical symptoms of menopause, resulting in better sleep, healthy weight control, and improved overall health and well-being.

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Exercise: the Rx for Hot Flashes

HFN 011 Exercise 1 26380435You can hardly read a lifestyle magazine or website these days without seeing an article about the benefits of exercise. At any point in life, it's one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health.

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Walking for Health

The easiest and most convenient way to fit exercise into your day is to walk. If you're already jogging or running, you're ahead of the game. First get a comfortable pair of walking shoes and appropriate clothing, pick a time of day that regularly works for you, and start walking. If a friend joins you, all the better, since time will go by quickly while you clock off the distance together.HFN 012 Walking 1 33242382
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Yoga for Mind, Body, and Spirit

HFN 013 Yoga 1 13027212Yoga, a discipline incorporating the body, mind, and spirit, dates back over 5000 years. Although practiced in America for many decades by relatively small numbers of people, it is now as mainstream as jogging or Jazzercize.® Classes can be found at most health clubs and at local yoga studios, and you can find a large selection of illustrated websites and books for both beginners and advanced students. Also, it doesn't require much space for a home practice.

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