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EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR THE MENOPAUSAL YEARS: Promoting and Enhancing Well-Being

Perez, Kimberly S. M.A.; Garber, Carol Ewing Ph.D., FACSM, FAHA

ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal: May/June 2011 - Volume 15 - Issue 3 - pp 8-14
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3182160f2f
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LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

* To provide the fitness professional with the current evidence, considerations, and guidelines for providing exercise counseling to women throughout the menopausal transition.

Women during all stages of the menopausal transition can benefit from exercise. This article discusses some of the health and psychosocial factors associated with the menopausal transition and how exercise can be helpful in addressing these issues.

Kimberly S. Perez, M.A., is ACSM Health Fitness SpecialistSM certified since 2003. She earned her Master's degree in Applied Physiology from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she discovered her passion for teaching fitness professionals. She currently serves as the Head Instructor at the Focus Personal Training Institute in New York City.

Carol Ewing Garber, Ph.D., FACSM, FAHA, is ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist®, ACSM Preventive and Rehabilitative Exercise Program Director certified, and associate professor of Movement Science and Education (Applied Physiology) at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City.

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