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    Exercise, exercise, exercise
    An_247511 posted:
    I think the thing that saves a lot of women is full throttle heart rate activity for at least 30 minutes a day (an hour would be better). I have started stopping menstrual cycles off and on for the past year or so - not at 12 consecutive months yet. 52 years old. I do not take any HRT drugs or any other medications. I do something, sustained physical activity for 36 minutes to an hour plus any other activity I can fit in like walking to the store or riding my bike to work just about EVERY day. I have trouble with depression too so feel that the exercise keeps that at bay. Watch your diet too - cut back on the refined sugar/white flour processed foods, which we all need to do anyway. However, no need for total self deprivation (chocolate helps, homemade popcorn with canola oil and a little salt). I think we all know this food/diet stuff. I feel exercise keeps a lot of other bad aging things from happening also. Try it for 21 days, it will become a habit that you won't want to live without.
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    Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
    Dear Am_247511
    Thank you, thank you.
    Yes, please everyone, do this-it is the best!
    Mary Jane
    hatcheram replied to Mary Jane Minkin, MD's response:
    Exercise totally compounds my racing heart....even yoga.

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