Exercise in menopausal women

Monica D. Prakash, Lily Stojanovska, Kulmira Nurgali, Vasso Apostolopoulos

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During menopause, women experience numerous symptoms of a psychological, somatic, vasomotor and/or sexual nature. Women may experience none, some, or all of these types of symptoms to varying degrees, often having a significant negative impact on their overall quality of life. Data suggests that women who participate in regular exercise experience less menopausal symptoms than those who do not; therefore exercise may present a safe and accessible therapy for the symptoms of menopause. However, there are also many studies in the literature that show little or no effect of exercise alleviating these symptoms. Here we summarise the existing data, and highlight the need for more well-designed, appropriately powered studies in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSex Hormones, Exercise and Women
Subtitle of host publicationScientific and Clinical Aspects
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783319445588
ISBN (Print)9783319445571
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Exercise
  • Menopause
  • Post-menopause
  • Sex
  • Somatic
  • Symptom
  • Vasomotor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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