Effects of physical activity on vasomotor symptoms: Examination using objective and subjective measures

Steriani Elavsky, Joaquin Gonzales, David N. Proctor, Nancy Williams, Victor W. Henderson

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Abstract

Objective: Physical activity (PA) is essential for successful aging and for the prevention and management of common chronic diseases. The empirical support for the beneficial effects of PA on vasomotor symptoms has however been mixed. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of acute aerobic exercise and daily PA on menopausal vasomotor symptoms. Methods: Community-dwelling midlife women (N=121; age range 40-60 years) not on hormone therapy were recruited for a 15-day daily diary study. Women completed psychological, cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition, and hormonal status screening, followed by a 15-day prospective assessment in a “real-life” setting using a personal digital assistant device. Participants also completed a 30 minute moderate-intensity aerobic exercise bout on a treadmill between days 5-8. Daily PA was assessed objectively through accelerometry and all symptomatic women (n=92) completed two 24-hour Biolog sternal skin conductance recordings of hot fl
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1095-1103
JournalMenopause
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

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