Here’s the bad news: menopause is associated with stiffness in the arteries, an increase in high blood pressure, and muscle weakness.
I know. Aging isn’t easy. It seems like you’re always up against something, trying to stay healthy and fit so you can enjoy life.
However, I do have some good news for you. Researchers, whose study was published in Menopause, found that a simple lifestyle change, stair climbing, can positively influence these negative effects.
What a simple solution, right? Study participants met four times every week to walk 192 steps between 2 and 5 times. The result? Compared to the control group they experienced lower blood pressure, less artery stiffness, and increased leg muscle strength. Woop!
The little things make a difference, my friend. This study tells us that even simple changes in the way you go about your day can make big health differences. In other words, you don’t have to make exercise an event in order to benefit from it. Walk the stairs every time you have a chance. It will keep you active and strong.
We believe living healthy is living well, and we aim to support others as they work to stay beautiful, active and pain-free, no matter what their age.