Exercise in the postmenopausal woman

G. A. Bachmann, J. Grill

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Abstract

Exercise merits special consideration in caring for postmenopausal women, who face both the normal physical decline accompanying aging and climacteric changes resulting from diminished ovarian function. Regular physical exercise may decrease a woman's risk of developing several medical illnesses, including osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. Moreover, regular exercise has been show to have a beneficial effect on flexibility, coordination, mood, and alertness. Physicians bear a special responsibility in encouraging and motivating their older patients. At this juncture in their lives, many postmenopausal women seek guidance and assistance from their doctors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-85
Number of pages11
JournalGeriatrics
Volume41
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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