I get my heart moving plus end up breathless at least several times per week.
I am 56 years old plus going through menopause. My symptoms are hot flashes, trouble sleeping, stress, weight gain plus sore muscles and joints. I’ve done quite a bit of research to figure out what’s going on with my whole body and how to reduce the symptoms. Menopause is characterized by a decrease in estrogen levels. This increases the possibility of heart disease and osteoporosis. I am unwilling to risk the long-term side effects of prescription pills. I’ve tried a wide range of natural herbs with limited results. I’ve now figured out that working out is an effective solution for the majority of my issues. My strategy is to help my joints, heart, bone plus mental health. I know that the more physical activity, the better I feel. Mobility is the key to joint health. I make sure to rotate my feet and hands, roll my shoulders, work my neck plus bend my knees a few times per day. To protect heart health, I do at least 30 min high intensity cardio. I get my heart moving plus end up breathless at least several times per week. I’ve made little movement in proper habits to increase my fitness level. I now ride my bike to the grocery store, take the stairs instead of the elevator and take walks on my lunch break. To encourage bone health and prevent osteoporosis, I target my hips, wrists and even my spine. I use resistance bands and even free weights to perform a wide range of exercises.