Blog changes

Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Endurance Training and Postmenopausal Women

Great article, I pulled out a few interesting sentences. Click on the title of the article for the full deal.

"...despite changes in hormones and changes in body composition, postmenopausal women can make significant changes in their cardiovascular fitness without going on extreme diets." and "By the end of the study, the women's blood pressure during exercise had dropped by 8 millimeters of mercury, while their heart rates were 19 beats per minute less when performing at the same intensity as early in the study. In addition, the women decreased their carbohydrate burning during exercise and increased their fat burning by about 10 percent. Women in the study maintained their body weight as a way to balance energy input and expenditures."

1 comment:

Pip said...

Great timing. I was about to go on a search for information about menopause and exercise. Hope you're doing well out there!