International Women’s Day: March 8

Image shows a healthy woman

Female health encompasses multiple fields such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, as well as mental health in the different stages of a woman’s life. It is thus a broad field of health that requires constant research and progress, being very important to know the changes that occur at each stage, the possible impact on women’s health and the best strategies to promote wellbeing.

In the month in which International Women’s Day is celebrated, at UMSS we want to focus on the benefits that physical activity can bring to this group.

Women suffering from breast and uterine cancer should practice sports or some kind of physical activity to improve their quality of life during and after cancer treatment. Through sport they can improve their psychosocial state, life satisfaction and even their sexual health. In addition, psychological therapy is important to cope with the disease in the best possible way and to have a better adherence to physical exercise, which can bring multiple benefits.

It is known that during pregnancy and the postpartum period, sport is also very beneficial for improving the physical and emotional health of women. Physical activity during pregnancy prevents obesity, diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, as well as anxiety, prenatal depression and postpartum depression.

From the portal of the University of Cataluña specialists in health sciences, recommend adapting physical exercise to the different stages, recommending strength training at all stages.

At UMSS we support research in the field of women by contributing, and we encourage women to do physical exercise at all stages they go through.