Menopause is a natural biological process that occurs in women as they age. It signifies the end of menstrual cycles, which usually occurs between a woman’s mid-40s to mid-50s. Menopause causes various physical and psychological changes due to hormonal fluctuations, which affect a woman’s overall well-being. Strength training has proved to be a promising approach for managing menopause symptoms and promoting overall well-being.

What is Menopause?

Menopause is caused by the loss of ovarian follicular function and a reduction in circulating blood estrogen levels. This results in the ovaries failing to release eggs for fertilization.

There are three basic stages of menopause:

Perimenopause stage

Menopause stage

Post-menopause stage

Common symptoms during or after menopause

How can strength training help?

Apart from resistance training, here are some other life changes that can help manage and alleviate the effects of menopause:


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