Menopause is a taboo subject in our society and women going through the menopause are missing out on the benefits of being physically active. Women in Sport wanted to find out more.
Our innovative research used a mixed-method approach of a national survey (427 women) and focus groups (28 women) to explore active and inactive women’s (aged 45-60) relationship with sport and physical activity during menopause.
Our Menopause, Me and Physical Activity report provides insights from the research and recommendations for sport deliverers to support women to maintain and re-engage with physical activity during menopause.
We also provide a summary of the research in Supporting Women to Get Active, which highlights the importance of this issue for women’s long-term health and makes a number of recommendations to encourage the sport, exercise and health sectors to work together to support women during this time.