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Doing the Downward-facing Dog pose may keep undesirable symptoms of menopause, like night sweats and hot flushes, at bay.
In a study from India’s Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, 228 perimenopausal and menopausal women aged 40 to 55 years were divided into two groups: one in which participants performed yoga exercises and meditation for eight weeks, and another with participants who undertook stretching exercises for the same period of time.
At the end of the test period, the women in the yoga group reported an astonishing 50 per cent fewer hot flushes and night sweats. As a bonus, they also ranked much higher on tests for memory, attention span and concentration.

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