Demystifying Menopause: 23 Must-Know Tips from Cleveland Clinic Experts

Recognize early symptoms and marshall your wellness power well before hot flashes hit (23 Photos)

Cleveland Clinic/ on Jun 4, 2012 at 12:00AM

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Demystifying Menopause: 23 Must-Know Tips from Cleveland Clinic Experts

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How much exercise do I have to do to improve my symptoms?

Walking just 30 minutes daily can make a big difference in reducing symptoms, such as anxiety and mood swings. "When you exercise, your body releases stimulating chemicals in the brain that promote relaxation and enhance your sense of well-being," says Lori Gemma, DO, a family
medicine physician affiliated with South Pointe Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital.
Don't like walking? Any type of cardio exercise will do; just be sure to pick an activity you
enjoy, that you can do for 30 minutes and will do at least four or five times per week.
Regular physical activity will also help manage or prevent physical health issues that
become more prevalent once estrogen levels drop, such as cardiovascular disease and

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