2. Exercise for the body and the brain
With hormone disruption, postmenopausal women are prone to thinning of the bones, breast cancer and a host of diseases. Not only that but often weight gain and depression are common problems.
Exercise helps to lower your risk for all of these conditions and is vital for keeping your body in shape in your fifties with additional, big health benefits.
US fitness guru, Kathy Smith suggests four to six sessions of 20 to 40 minute cardiovascular exercise each week for all fifty somethings.
Make gentle tweaks to your lifestyle which will then grow into instinctive habits. Keep your heart working and do daily aerobic exercise like brisk walking, swimming and cycling or maybe dancing, gardening etc.
These light, regular activities like gardening and walking at mid-life may also reduce your risk of dementia when you’re older, says a recent study. Earlier research found that older women who walked the most were 70% less likely to develop cognitive decline 8 years later than women who walked the least.