According to the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), older women who have reached menopause should engage is some form of exercise most days of the week. Here are the recommendations:
BOTTOM LINE: Exercise is recommended for people of any age but especially for older adults including menopausal women. Being active is part of a healthy lifestyle in addition to eating nutritious foods, avoiding smoking and drinking alcohol in moderation. A balanced exercise program should include cardiorespiratory, resistance and flexibility exercises to maintain strength, endurance and joint range of motion. Being active also encourages good overall health and lessens the risk of chronic disease (e.g., heart disease, diabetes, obesity, etc.).
Brian Danley, CFT
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.