Yoga's Benefits for Perimenopausal Women
Yoga versus exercise in the menopause
Menopause is known to be a phase in a woman's life when potential discomfort, both physiological and emotion, can be felt and struggled with. In this study, the effects of Hatha yoga and physical exercise on biochemical functions in perimenopausal women were compared. Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS), Glycated Haemoglobin (GHB), Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), serum cortisol and total plasma thiol levels in perimenopausal women were all measured and compared.
From the results of this interesting study, researchers concluded that exercise helps in maintaining the sugar levels but calming effects of yoga practice is important in relieving stress and enhancing health in perimenopausal women.