Aerobics for the Non-Jock!

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Ellen: Hi, are you postmenopausal and afraid of aerobic exercise? Well, I’m Ellen at and #MENOPAUSEMONDAYS®.  Let’s go for a walk.

           Daniel: All right, Ellen, that wasn’t so bad, was it?

Ellen: No, it really was, it went by so fast. How long was it?

           Daniel: Thirty minutes.

Ellen: That’s it? Thirty minutes?

            Daniel: Thirty minutes.

Ellen: How many times a week?

           Daniel: If you can get thirty minutes five times a week, you’ll be on to a great start to a healthier you.

Ellen: I’m in. Daniel, since last week I’ve been walking for thirty minutes every day, anytime during the day I have Sometimes I do it in the morning and sometimes I do it after work, but I’ve got thirty minutes in every day. It was so doable.

            Daniel: Ellen, research has shown that postmenopausal women who have an active lifestyle have also shown improvements in their quality of life. Which means that they’ve had reduced hot flashes, increased sense of well-being and increased mood as well.

Ellen: Yeah.

          Daniel: Also, you burn calories and help with bone density.

Ellen: Yeah, yeah, it’s fantastic. I mean North American Menopause Society just reported that study last week, and I think that women should try it. Try just thirty minutes a day. It’s doable. You don’t have to be a jock. I promise.

          Daniel: Have you gotten your walk in today?

Ellen: Not yet.

           Daniel: Let’s go.

Ellen: OK. For more great tips on how to deal with menopause go to and download my free ebook: MENOPAUSE MONDAYS  the Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Perimenopause and Menopause.

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After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.

  • Camille

    Thanks for the reminder! It truly is that easy!

    • Yes, I was shocked the difference just 30 min of aerobics made in my life.

  • Laurie Stone

    I walk every other day for half an hour. Its made a great difference. I even sleep better!

  • Great reminder on how easy peasy exercise can be to work into your life!

  • Lois Alter Mark

    You make it sound so easy! I do play tennis almost every day but I definitely need to get up and walk more!

  • You’re hilarious! Such a good post today with advice we all need!

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Thanks, Carol. Just 30 min of aerobic exercise is so helpful.