In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Daily Dose" Bailey Mosier examines a study that claims that attitude may determine the impact of exercise in menopausal women.
Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.
I would argue there are many different types of women, but when it comes to menopause, Penn State researchers say women fall into only one of two categories: Those who experience more hot flashes after physical activity and those who experience fewer.
The trick, researchers say, is a woman’s attitude about hot flashes and her perceived control over them. Researchers followed 24 women for 30 days and documented, tracked and recorded their physical activity, mood, stress levels and other situational information. Women who experienced fewer hot flashes the day after participating in vigorous to moderate physical activity were more likely to feel they had control over their hot flashes.
The researchers emphasize that it's not enough anymore to look at overall impact of an exercise program on symptoms because women have individual responses. To better understand the reasons for these differences, we need to look at women on a smaller-scale.
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