Everything ladies should know about rebounding and menopause
Aging, and menopause, is seen as such a dreaded part of life for us ladies. Luckily, rebounding has a plethora of health benefits to keep the menopausal ladies out there looking and feeling as amazing as possible, while their bodies undergo these gruelling developmental changes.
With menopause comes a whole scope of unpleasant symptoms, including:
- Irregular periods
- Hot flashes and chills
- Sleep problems and night sweats
- Mood changes
- Weight gain (particularly around the midsection) and slowed metabolism
- Thinning hair and dry skin
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of breast fullness
Menopause also increases a woman’s risk of developing many different health problems, like diabetes, dementia, heart disease, breast cancer and osteoporosis.
Although menopause is inevitable, a healthy lifestyle would undoubtedly ease its symptoms. No matter what age you are, or what phase of life you’re in, you can’t go wrong with the combination of a healthy diet and regular exercise.
While diet plays a huge role, through leveraging the power of physical exercise, you’ll be able to create the optimal conditions for your body to stay as healthy as possible, as you transition out of your fertile years.
The notorious ‘midlife spread’ – explained
Many women put on a significant amount of weight during menopause as their oestrogen levels decline. Plummeting oestrogen levels means healthy fat metabolism is interrupted. This exacerbates the natural, age-related decline of metabolism, which already begins from the age of 25.
This is why the infamous ‘muffin top’ is such a common complaint amongst women. Although it may be frustrating, abdominal weight gain is completely natural, and part of our female human design.
However, if you’re looking for a solution to shed the stubborn belly fat that seems to cling to your middle, no matter what, check out DNA Belly – an exclusive LR genetic test that provides a data-driven approach to losing belly fat.
It focuses on providing nutritional, exercise and lifestyle interventions based on your own unique set of DNA, aimed at shedding stubborn abdominal fat. The Belly Book is also a programme that I’ve designed to provide you with the specific tools you need to make steady, sustainable change towards a trimmer waistline and healthier body.
Learn more about preventative healthcare intervention HERE.
'Move it to lose it'
One of the best ways to derail this metabolic decline is to get moving. Move it to lose it – it’s the only way to stay in high fat-burning mode.
During menopause, many women may feel weaker and more self-conscious training at a public gym. Luckily, rebounding is something that anyone and everyone can do from the privacy and comfort of their own homes. We stock an extremely large repository of online rebounding workouts, so you can exercise anywhere, anytime.
Check out our FREE online rebounding classes as well!
All of my rebounding workouts incorporate all of the main elements of a well-rounded exercise regime:
- Resistance training
- High intensity interval training (HIIT) / Tabata
- Flexibility and agility
- Posture, balance, and core strength
- Cool-down, stretch, and restorative movement
There are so many different styles of rebounding to choose from. For example, if you enjoy dance, check out bounti beat with Tertia D, and if you enjoy yoga, check out our brand-new, WORLD-FIRST Boga Programme with Yogi Paige!
Oestrogen and osteoporosis
Oestrogen is a hormone in women that protects and preserves our bones, so when women reach menopause, they lose a lot of their bone density and strength:
- Being female alone increases your risk of developing osteoporosis and breaking bones
- Around 80% of an estimated 10 million Americans with osteoporosis are women
- About 50% of women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis
As women, we should take both preventative and curative measures to care for our bones as much as possible. Luckily, rebounding is the best thing you can do for your bone health!
For more information on oestrogen, more specifically, an in-depth look at the genetic factors that are involved in your own metabolism and oestrogen, check out DNA Oestrogen. From this genetic test, registered dietician, Carly Seager, is able to prescribe personalised supplemental, nutritional and lifestyle advice to manage your risks and predispositions associated with oestrogen-related conditions.
Did you know that research done by NASA found that rebounding helped astronauts to regain their muscle mass and bone density after returning from space? Rebounding is NASA’s primary treatment method to undo the detrimental effects of the zero-gravity space environment.
Rebounding is also a low impact exercise modality – meaning that it strengthens your bones and builds bone density without straining or jarring your joints.
Specifically, for perimenopause and menopausal women, rebounding can support hormone balance and the endocrine system, on top of preventing osteoporosis during menopause:
- The lymphatic drainage provided by rebounding allows the body to eliminate toxins and waste products, which is great for maintaining a hormone balance
- Rebounding improves our balance, coordination, and motor skills, which is useful at preventing injuries in older women, whose bones grow weaker with age
- Because bouncing works deep core muscles, rebounding can support pelvic floor health by rebuilding the muscles and ligaments in the pelvis, which would help menopausal women who struggle with poor bladder control and reduced vaginal sensation
- Rebounding can boost oxygen levels, leading to anti-aging