Women prescribed HOT to treat the symptoms of menopause are often given information on the possible side-effects, but not so much the positive reasons to have treatment.
There are great benefits, in particular when it comes to building muscle as part of your aging exercise regime.
HOT slows down the aging effects on muscles and reduces inflammation and damage.
In studies of the effects of HOT(also known as HRT), women who have regular treatment showed to have greater muscle force.
This is down to an improvement of the muscle contractile proteins which are directly linked to aging. Natural muscle deterioration is slowed by HOT. The muscles do not get bigger due to HOT, but the muscle fibers gain strength and are able to support the skeleton better.
This helps to make women stronger and improves quality of life. The improvement of muscle strength means that the skeleton is better supported and helps with body stability and balance. You are less likely to have problems with falls as you get older.
Post menopause exercise regime
An exercise regime post menopause, is essential to to keep fit and healthy.
90% of women gain body fat during menopause, and this is difficult to shift from just working out.
Having a regular training program improves strength and stamina and will help to keep fat gain under control. The type of exercise that you do needs to be balanced.
Cardiovascular exercise is great for burning calories. Even regular brisk walking is enough to have an effect. Swimming is also a great low impact form of exercise that keeps the strain off joints.
Building muscle mass as you age is important too. Muscle is the single greatest deterrent to aging. Your body will become more toned and you will have more strength and energy. You will also be less likely to become injured.
Other benefits of HOT and exercise
The common symptoms of menopause for women are mood swings, irritability, depression and hot flashes. These symptoms can be improved with the combination of controlled HOT and exercise.
Working out releases serotonin in the brain, helping you to feel happier and less anxious. Endorphins are produced in the brain’s hypothalamus creating a sense of euphoria. This physical activity can also help you to deal better with the stress in your life.
HOT not only helps women regain a feeling of normalcy during menopause, but can help them to physically become fitter.
Making exercise part of your daily routine will lead to a happier, healthier you.
If you would like to find out much more about HOT opportunities for women, pick up a copy of The TOT Bible.
There is an entire chapter on Hormonal Optimization therapy for women. In fact it’s a preview chapter to Monica’s upcoming book with Dr Jim Meehan.