Guidelines for Women’s Exercise from Dr. Cutler’s book HORMONES AND YOUR HEALTH
(P.68) “Regular appropriate physical activity is safe and effective in promoting women’s good health.” Obviously, if you are under medical care for serious conditions, consult your physician. She cautions if you have never exercises before, be sure to take it easy and start slowly. Don’t push your body harder than it wants to go!
Walking is a great way to get into the exercise habit. No special equipment needed except for good supporting shoes. Dr. Cutler says: “Personally, I am a big fan of walking, tai chi, and swimming and do some of each almost every day."
Exercise makes you feel good, increases muscle and bone strength and lowers your body fat. Dr. Cutler emphasizes that exercise improves your capacity to take in oxygen and that increases your lifespan. And notes: “Sitting on a couch can’t do that!”
More recommendations from HORMONES AND YOUR HEALTH
(p.159) for maintaining your bone strength: