8 Essential Health Checks For Women Over 50 08/30/2014 04:20 am ET | Updated Aug 30, 2014 141 Beth Levine Terry Vine via Getty Images SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Read more from Grandparents.com: 6 surprising things that increase your skin cancer risk What kidney stones are and how you can prevent them The best exercise to protect your bones Menopause Treatment: 10 Natural Remedies Menopause Treatment: 10 Natural Remedies 1 of 10 Exercise "Exercise is absolutely critical," says Susan Moores, a registered dietician. Exercise can be a powerful sleep aid, combating the sleep disturbances many women complain about. It has been shown to improve the whole gamut of menopause symptoms from hot flashes to mood swings. She says not to just focus on aerobic exercise, but also try strength training and relaxation techniques, such as yoga. Share this slide: More: Health Women Women's Health Health Post50 Grandparents.com FOLLOW FIFTY facebook twitter Suggest a correction GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. CONVERSATIONS FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost Fifty HuffPost Fifty HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.