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The Worst Exercises You Can Possibly Do After Menopause, Say Experts

ETNT Mind+Body Logo By Jessie Van Amburg of ETNT Mind+Body | Slide 1 of 5: Exercise is one of the most effective tools for looking after your mental and physical health at all stages of life—including menopause. The life phase (which kicks in around age 51 for most women) can affect bone density, mood, stress levels, sleep patterns, and more. Thankfully, certain workouts like walking, swimming, and yoga can be used to address or mitigate those changes. But are there any workouts that you shouldn't do after menopause?"For me, there's no [universal] worst exercise if you're menopausal," says Isaac Robertson, a CISSN and ISSA Certified fitness trainer and founder of Total Shape. Everyone's body and fitness ability is different, making one person's dream workout another person's nightmare.Instead, Robertson says people should focus on tailoring their exercise routine to their unique needs and ailments. For example, if you're one of many menopausal women with osteoporosis, he says you should avoid super rigorous exercises and be aware of your surroundings to avoid falls or injury. "The bottom line is that you must learn to listen to your body and recognize when it is time to stop," he says.That said, there are some workouts and moves that experts generally recommend most people with menopause avoid. If these are your favorite moves and you feel good doing them, go forth. But if you're new to exercising or looking for some tailored recommendations, these workouts are (generally) not it. Keep reading to learn more about the worst exercises for menopause. And for more intel, don't forget to check out Secret Tricks for Getting a Lean Body After 50, Say Experts.Read the full story on Eat This, Not That!

The Worst Exercises You Can Possibly Do After Menopause, Say Experts

Exercise is one of the most effective tools for looking after your mental and physical health at all stages of life—including menopause. The life phase (which kicks in around age 51 for most women) can affect bone density, mood, stress levels, sleep patterns, and more. Thankfully, certain workouts like walking, swimming, and yoga can be used to address or mitigate those changes. But are there any workouts that you shouldn't do after menopause?

"For me, there's no [universal] worst exercise if you're menopausal," says Isaac Robertson, a CISSN and ISSA Certified fitness trainer and founder of Total Shape. Everyone's body and fitness ability is different, making one person's dream workout another person's nightmare.

Instead, Robertson says people should focus on tailoring their exercise routine to their unique needs and ailments. For example, if you're one of many menopausal women with osteoporosis, he says you should avoid super rigorous exercises and be aware of your surroundings to avoid falls or injury. "The bottom line is that you must learn to listen to your body and recognize when it is time to stop," he says.

That said, there are some workouts and moves that experts generally recommend most people with menopause avoid. If these are your favorite moves and you feel good doing them, go forth. But if you're new to exercising or looking for some tailored recommendations, these workouts are (generally) not it. Keep reading to learn more about the worst exercises for menopause. And for more intel, don't forget to check out Secret Tricks for Getting a Lean Body After 50, Say Experts.

Read the full story on Eat This, Not That!

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