Inactive Lifestyles Lead to More Frequent, Severe Hot Flashes: Study
In the age of COVID-19, it's super easy to find yourself sitting or lying down for a good chunk of the day, also known as sedentary behavior. Working from home, traveling less, and opting for DoorDash and Hulu over a date night at your favorite restaurant all keep us inside the house, sometimes with limited space. Not getting enough movement can damage your health and cause many preventable health problems to spiral. And according to a new study, an inactive lifestyle can affect menopausal women, in particular, leading to more frequent, severe hot flashes.
@tintin Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of a women going through menopause, or the end of their menstrual cycle. Women who are both inactive and going through menopause are more likely to have frequent, severe nighttime hot flashes, a new study by the North American Menopause Society says. A hot flash is a sudden rush of heat through the body, which can lead to sweating and redness of the face, chills, and a higher heart rate. Nighttime hot flashes, also known as night sweats, can be uncomfortable and can cause many disruptions in sleep, both of which can lower the quality of life for many women.