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An Active Approach to Managing Menopause

Get Moving to Relieve Discomfort

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UPANDDOWNTC

3/20/2008 10:59:17 PM

I started having some tell tale 'signs" over 2 yrs.ago at age 38., just before I started my weight loss program. I've been working out 3-4 times a week, working with weights and generally spending less time on the sofa! low and behold a few months ago I started having hot flashes and night sweats! I didn't start this quest to manage menopause so I won't quit just because it's not helping me. Just know, it doesn't help everyone!

ADELLH

3/20/2008 2:38:19 PM

This article was timely for me. I recently was diagnosed with uterine tumors and am now facing a hysterectomy. I am not thrilled about the idea and even less happy with the doctor's requirements for no running (my passion) for at least 5 weeks. This article will help me handle the onset of menopause after the surgery and keep me motivated to return to my running lifestyle. Thanks for the right information at just the right time!

LDBEAMS

3/20/2008 9:46:16 AM

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There is an article in Health News on this site that is about a new study and exercise easing some of the symptoms of menopause. Unfortunately, this study states it did not help with hot flashes, just the ability to cope with them. It does say that exercise was great for stress reduction and depression.

If you're having a problem with nite sweats and hotflashes, cohosh or flaxseed/flaxseed oil seem to be quite popular. I personally came upon the flax for something else and it worked absolutely terrific for controling both the above symptoms.

WOMPUSS

3/20/2008 9:21:22 AM

I just started having the "power surges" as I call them. This article is one more reason for me to get up and get going!

BODYLINE1

3/20/2008 6:35:03 AM

This article works as a great MOTIVATOR for all those premenopausal women who have been working out regularly.
in fact i have experienced that working out at least 5 times per week have actually helped me regulate my period/mood/ weight etc etc!! l

LIZSCHMIDT1

3/20/2008 5:40:39 AM

Great article!! I work in a warehouse and also belong to a gym. I manage to work out for an hour 3 to 4 days a week but still experience extreme hot flashes. While I have lost 12 pounds the bulge around my mid-section refuses to go away. I am also interested in finding out about natural supplements to help me lose this menopausal belly-fat .

~YOLYTA~

3/19/2008 11:21:11 PM

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I feel lucky, I have experienced hot flashes now and then, I do not know if in the future I will get worst or I will go without experiencing bad ones. I excercise regularly but I thing taking soy isoflavines have helped me.

JAMIELOUISE

3/19/2008 10:17:50 PM

It's great to see finally see an article on menopause...I'm sure there are a lot of women who would love to see more on this topic...what changes to expect and how to manage weight!! Many thanks for this article, keep up the good work!!

LUDERMAND

3/19/2008 9:34:59 PM

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I am an avid exerciser and also have KILLER hot flashes, sometimes to the point of embarrassment, especially when I am out in public. People look at me like I am crazy! Church or being at work are the worst for me. To me exercise has not tamed those flashes at all.

MOSSGLEN

3/19/2008 6:40:05 PM

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I work hard at least 6 days a week 1-2 hrs of cardio, weight train 3 days and stretch all the time. I have killer hot flashes. Also when I do interval training at high intensity I get hot flashes. Would like to know about that. I have talked to a few other women who have the same experience too.

FUTUREFYRE42

1/27/2008 5:24:31 PM

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Good article, but I would really like to know the best way to lose excess menopausal weight. I have done aerobic exercise, calisthenics and weight training, but have seen no significant weight loss. Is there any supplement or natural mineral which will assist in my weight loss?

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