The purpose of this research is to identify if the negative physical and physiological symptoms of menopause are decreased in menopausal women who exercise compared to menopausal women who do not exercise. There are many negative symptoms of menopause including an increase in waist circumference, hot flashes, and weight gain. Exercise is a non-pharmacological way to decrease some of these symptoms that women experience when going through menopause. Multiple studies show that exercise decreases the risk of osteoporosis, body fat, waist circumference, triglyceride levels, and depressive symptoms in menopausal women. The studies also show that exercise increases quality of life, lumbar bone mineral density, insulin resistance, and quality of sleep of menopausal women. More research is needed to know if exercise in menopausal women decreases the effect of hot flashes.
Holman, Audry and McClaskey, Barbara, "The Effect of Exercise on Menopausal Women" (2019). Posters. 29.