Exercise and Menopause

EXERCISE AND MENOPAUSE Menopause is the cessation of a woman’s menstrual cycle and typically occurs between 45 and 55 years of age. As women age, oestrogen and progesterone levels reduce and ovarian function begins to diminish, which affects the menstrual cycle. During menopause, women may suffer from a wide range of symptoms including disturbed sleep, hot flushes, headaches and mood swings. They are also more susceptible to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis (low bone density) is linked to […]

Deadlift – an exercise to help or harm your back?

Deadlift – what is the verdict? The deadlift is one of the most beneficial and functional exercises that should be incorporated in most exercise programs. But the deadlift has always suffered a poor reputation for causing lower back injuries which scares most people off attempting them. However research on the topic often reports the exact opposite saying deadlifts can improve our lower back health. Deadlifts are fantastic for improving strength in the posterior chain, including; […]

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