We’re talking about exercise this episode!
“Use it or lose it” applies to so many parts of our bodies as we age. (Most notably the brain and vagina!) But our body as a whole is a critical place to really start using it so that we don’t lose it as we get older. And midlife/menopause is a great time to take stock and get moving.
Osteoporosis is a serious concern among menopausal women, and it’s recommended to get a bone density scan – some say at age 65. We spoke to Sarah Glicken, owner of OsteoStrong Los Angeles, about this issue, because OsteoStrong is a modality that has been shown to help strengthen bone and muscle mass.
In general, it’s never too late to start an exercise routine, and the key is to find what you like to do so you will do it often.
Guidelines suggest working out 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week – or 75 minutes vigorous aerobic exercise. Of course you can do more if you like…
Then, you’ll need to add weight-bearing exercises as well.