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We know that women of this age have been overlooked and ignored in their ability to be physically active
– Stephanie Hilborne

A new project looks to help women who are currently inactive and going through menopause to "access the lifelong benefits of sport".

Launched by charity Women in sport, the programme aims to re-engage women with physical activity during menopause, so they can remain stronger and healthier into later life.

As part of the project, Women in Sport will follow a group of women – who are currently inactive and going through menopause – to develop an understanding of their lives, values and motivations.

Previous research by Women in Sport has shown that 84 per cent of women would like to be more active during the menopause.

By working with other organisations in the sector, the charity will look to create ideas to support women to engage in physical activity that meets their needs during menopause.

"We are looking develop our understanding of menopause and look at how we can change the conversation around this important topic,” said Stephanie Hilborne, CEO Women in Sport.

“We know that women of this age have been overlooked and ignored in their ability to be physically active, and we don’t think that it is fair for them to be invisible anymore.

"We want to help women to galvanise this moment of opportunity and use their voices to help inspire other women to break through the negative stereotyping and access sport in a positive and life-changing way.”

Women in Sport has been awarded £100,000 worth of funding for the project by People’s Postcode Lottery, offered through its Postcode Sport Trust.

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A new project looks to help women who are currently inactive and going through menopause to 'access the lifelong benefits of sport'.
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