Exercise

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Everyone knows that muscle mass declines with age, along with our metabolic rate. This drop matches the drop in sex hormones. With BHRT, the stage is set to rebuild our muscle mass and metabolism. Sex hormones are anabolic hormones, this means they help to increase muscle mass when weight bearing exercise is done.

 

Some of the benefits of exercise include:

          • Reduced stress
          • Increased insulin sensitivity
          • Improved brain health
          • Improved detoxification
          • Improved sexual function

Regular exercise 5 times per week with sufficient intensity to get heart rate into the ‘target’ zone is essential for health.

The two best types of exercises to restore a healthy balance are:

High Intensity Aerobic Exercise/Cardio

        • It only requires 7 minutes of this type of exercise, to provide benefits to both the heart and brain!

Resistance/Weight Training

          • We now know that cardio work outs are not sufficient for complete health. Resistance exercise with moderate weights are necessary to maintain and increase muscle mass.
 
One of the most important aspects of any workout routine is choosing a routine that fits your lifestyle and pre-existing fitness level. By pushing ourselves too hard, too quickly we risk injuring ourselves or aggravating old injuries. If you do not already have a regular exercise routine start slowly, this may be with 30 minutes of brisk walking daily. As you get stronger you can increase your intensity and try other kinds of activities.Water exercises reduce impact on weight bearing joints and improve flexibility, making this a great option for individuals with pre-existing injuries or limited mobility. Water also acts as a great resistance tool, with the speed of movements allowing water to function as a natural and instantly-adjustable weight training tool.

 

TIPS

              • Make exercise a regular part of your routine. Plan ahead, and schedule it into your day.
              • If you are very busy, this 7 Minute Workout is a great option!
              • Do it first thing in the morning to start your day off right and jumpstart your metabolism.
              • Make it fun. Consider sports, games, dancing, biking, walking, hiking, zumba, spin, etc.