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Why is Pilates exercise highly recommended for menopausal women?

It's important to note that menopause, which marks the end of menstruation for women after the age of 45, is one of the major turning points in life. During this time, ovarian function gradually declines, and the secretion of estrogen and progesterone decreases to the point of disappearing. Women in this stage often experience a range of adverse reactions, such as emotional excitement, irritability, decreased physical adaptability, and social adaptability.


Practicing Pilates can help in several ways:

  1. Regulates emotions: During the menopausal phase, it can be difficult to control anxiety, depression, and emotional changes. Stress, lifestyle, or hormonal imbalances can all affect your emotional state. Practicing Pilates for 30 minutes each day can regulate and improve your mood, relieve anxiety, depression, and emotional fluctuations.

  2. Relieves muscle pain: Pilates can relieve pain and spasms by strengthening muscles and endurance while also improving your posture. According to studies, Pilates can also provide relief for back and neck pain.

  3. Improves memory: Focusing can be a challenge, but Pilates exercise can help create new brain cells, increase your attention and memory, and help you manage stress for better physical and mental health.

  4. Reduces stress: Pilates can relieve long-term stress by calming the nervous system. It also regulates stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. Pilates stimulates the lymphatic system, flushes out excess stress hormones, and relieves muscle tension through gentle stretching and movement.

  5. Relieves menopausal symptoms: An 8-week beginner Pilates program can help alleviate symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and weight gain. Pilates is also beneficial for strengthening pelvic muscles and preventing urinary system problems.

  6. Promotes hormone production: One of the major benefits of practicing Pilates during menopause is that it stimulates hormone production. Pilates can improve blood circulation and maintain the normal function of glands such as the ovaries. Pilates training has an anti-stress effect, preventing cortisol from blocking estrogen and progesterone production.

  7. Maintains body stability and balance: As estrogen levels decline during menopause, it can directly affect the health of bones and muscles. Your balance may also be affected due to muscle atrophy and decreased sensitivity in nerve receptors, making you more prone to falls. Pilates can reverse this aging process by practicing stability and core strengthening, making your movements stable and preventing falls.

So, start practicing Pilates!

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