Sedentary Lifestyle May Make Menopause More Miserable, Increases Risk Of Depression, Insomnia, Obesity

The sedentary lifestyle of many Americans — who spend most of their days sleeping, driving, or sitting behind a computer — has put them at risk for a slew of major health problems, including depression and heart disease. Low physical activity has also led to higher obesity rates and diabetes.

New research finds that a sedentary lifestyle for women going through menopause can cause even more damage. The study, which was published online Jan. 27 and which will be published in the print journal Menopause in May, analyzed more than 6,000 middle-aged Hispanic women from 11 different countries in Latin America.

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