Brain changes after menopause may lead to lack of physical activity

Brain changes after menopause may lead to lack of physical activity

Researchers have found a connection between lack of ovarian hormones and changes in the brain’s pleasure center, a hotspot in the brain that processes and reinforces messages related to reward, pleasure, activity and motivation for physical exercise. Findings suggest that activation of brain receptors in that part of the brain may serve as a future treatment to improve motivation for physical activity in postmenopausal women. Continue reading Brain changes after menopause may lead to lack of physical activity