Insight Pack: From Menopause into Later Life - Women In Sport

Insight Pack: From Menopause into Later Life

Published 2019


This Insight Pack gives an overview of menopause research across the sector as well as Women in Sport insight, in order to provide in-depth knowledge on the relationship between women and physical activity as they transition through menopause into later life.



  • Context surrounding this phase of life
  • Key statistics about physical activity and women experiencing menopause
  • Information on how menopause affects women, and how it can provide opportunities for women to re-engage with physical activity
  • Recommendations from Women in Sport insight on how to engage/retain women experiencing menopause or in later life with physical activity
  • Great examples of initiatives that engage women experiencing menopause and in later life with physical activity


Use for:

  • Developing an understanding around this topic
  • As a sports deliverer, use the learnings and recommendations to make your sports offer more attractive to this demographic


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