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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - 1987|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geriatrics and Gerontology