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Make fitness fun: 10 enjoyable ways to get active in mid-life

WomenBe team
By WomenBe team
  • LIVING WELL

Make fitness fun: 10 enjoyable ways to get active in mid-life

There’s no denying that a bit of exercise makes you feel great! But did you know it can also help to relieve menopause symptoms?

Research tells us that women who are physically active may experience fewer and milder hot flushes and night sweats (what doctors call 'vasomotor' symptoms) than those who are sedentary.

We also know that regular exercise has a positive effect on mood, no matter what your age.

Australian National Physical Activity Guidelines for adults recommend we all enjoy 30 minutes of moderate activity on most days of the week. And we should be aiming for a variety of different types of activity – from aerobic exercise for a healthy heart, to strengthening exercise for strong muscles and bones.

Exercise can be an important complementary treatment to menopause hormone therapy (MHT) and other therapies for managing menopause symptoms. But if it sounds like a bit of a chore to you, it’s time to make fitness fun!

Here are 10 of our favourite and most enjoyable ways to boost your activity levels in mid-life.

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