Women in their 50s should take all the measures applicable to stay fit and healthy. As you have reached your menopause age, staying in good physical shape becomes very important to evade the health complications that come with menopause. While maintaining a nutritious and balanced diet plays a key role in keeping you fit and healthy when your ovaries stop producing hormones, you should also follow a good exercising routine to manage your body. Visit your local women’s healthcare clinic to get advice on maintaining good health practices for women in your age range

Daily workouts can help to lower the risks of diabetes, heart diseases, and osteoporosis. Not only that, but regular exercise also keeps body weight in control and melts the unwanted belly fat. In fact, when your body remains in good shape your overall physiological system and mood are also improved. It does not have to be a heavy workout session; a simple fitness program can work wonders for women in their 50s. Below are a few simple exercising tips that you should follow.

Aerobic Exercises

Aerobic exercises like jogging, walking, swimming, and dancing can help to boost your cardiovascular system. These activities make you use the big muscles in your body, which helps to maintain a healthy heart and good body weight. You just need to follow a daily aerobic exercise schedule of around 20 to 30 minutes per session and do it 3 to 4 days a week.

Strength Training

Simple strength training exercises, such as lifting hand weights, can help to improve your posture and maintain bone strength. It also helps to reduce the risks of a lower back injury and maintains good body tone. Just create a strength training schedule of eight repetitions with a hand weight that you can handle comfortably, and gradually move up to 12 repetitions per session.


Stretching exercises, such as yoga and Pilates, help to maintain flexibility as well as the range of motion of joints. They also lower the risks of muscle soreness and injuries, while improving the core body strength and stability. Stretching exercises also help to burn calories, although not that rigorously as athletic activities do. However, dynamic stretching can help greatly to manage good body weight.

Note that most of the health complications linked to aging happen because of leading an inactive lifestyle. Therefore, you should follow a consistent fitness program and make exercising a part of your daily routine to stay healthy. Just make sure to consult with your doctor at the affordable health clinic before you start. This is especially important if you have an underlying condition like high cholesterol, diabetes, or high blood pressure, which may increase the risk of heart disease.

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    About the Author

    Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

    A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.

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