As part of the Menopaus’ull project, the team has collaborated with Hull University on an exciting research program looking into how the bones are affected during menopause and if improvements can be made through regular tailored exercise.
The research study with the University of Hull has been looking into improving bone health in women who are going through menopause. The program involved assessing participants' bone health pre and post-program and required participants to commit to twice-weekly exercise classes. The classes were held at Hull University’s Allam Sports Centre, and delivered by qualified personal instructors for the duration of 16 weeks.
The tailored exercise program involved a variety of exercise styles from weights, circuit, aerobic, yoga and pilates. The study was aimed at attracting women who had been inactive for a while or who are at particular risk of developing osteoporosis or osteopenia.
The research study was completed in May 2022, a report on the findings will be released shortly.
"What an opportunity and I can't thank you enough for helping me look forward to exercise again. From the group, to the fabulous coaches, nothing is ever too much trouble for anyone, anytime. I love the banter, the encouragement, the laughs, it’s been amazing and I’m so glad to continue it for a while."
Hazel, Healthy Bones Participant