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Slow exercise better for menopausal women

11 years, 3 months ago

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Posted on Jul 06, 2008, 8 p.m. By Jeanelle Topping

Women going through the menopause can benefit from slower methods of exercise, according to new research.

Women going through the menopause can benefit from slower methods of exercise, according to new research.

In a study led by Dr Alexandra Sanger from the University of Salzburg, scientists discovered that slower and less repetitive forms of exercise such as Hypertrophy and 'Super Slow' were more beneficial for menopausal women aged 45-55 years.

Dr Sanger said: "These findings will be used to design specific exercise programmes for everyday use to reduce the risk of injury and thus significantly contribute to a better quality of life in old age."

Results showed that slower movement and fewer repetitions of exercises helped increase muscle mass in menopausal women which could aid future studies into the benefits of exercise as a treatment for menopausal symptoms.

"We believe that the changes that this new insight can bring to current training systems will have a considerable effect on the lives of both menopausal and older women," she added.

Findings from the study will be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology's Annual Meeting in Marseille.ADNFCR-1506-ID-18672832-ADNFCR

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