We use HRV (Heart Rate Variable) to monitor the effects of stress on our body and to assess our overall recovery and workout readiness.
The relationship between Cortisol and Exercise in Menopause In menopause, we are more prone to elevated cortisol and need to pay attention to managing the stressors in our life, especially if we exercise. Cortisol elevates your blood sugar, which then increases insulin. High cortisol is a known risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, such as insulin […]
Endurance athletes, if you’re in the menopause transition it may be worthwhile to include a mindfulness practice in your day. Intense aerobic exercise, especially endurance sports, elevates cortisol (stress) levels.
Maintaining strength vs. muscle mass is equally essential to the aging population. Muscle protects metabolic function, strength protects neuromuscular function and prolongs physical independence in older adults.