and so the adventure begins……Every woman knows she will be menopausal.
However, it always happens when we are way to young to be menopausal and at not a very convenient time.
As with many things in life that we do not choose, the only thing left is to choose our attitude towards the menopause and how we age.
We can influence both of these through the way we live our lives.
What are you choosing?
What baggage are you taking with you and what can you leave behind you and make way for the new?
The peri-menopause can start in your 40s when hormone levels start to lower causing PMS type symptoms for some
This is a good time to start noticing your symptom’s and where they fall in your cycle.
Have a chat with your doctor. If they are not sympathetic find another doctor!
You may need to review your self care and look to the future for health and fitness needs
A number of menopausal symptoms are also medical conditions. Use your common sense and don’t self diagnose.
Your doctor will be able to give you advise specific to your medical and family history. ‘Natural’ products can interfere with conditions and medications. Camomile tea gives some people headaches!
The menopause is not a light switch that turns on and off. It happens in phases. It’s not called ‘the change’ for nothing.
Symptoms vary from person to person and your lifestyle can have an impact both good and bad
Your mood can be affected by lowering hormones, so use your common sense and speak to your doctor if it’s more than an off day
You may become more sensitive to stress and sugar which means your shape may change from hour glass to apple. Reducing stress levels is your #1 priority to changing your shape
You are considered to be post-menopausal in the UK, when you have had 12 consecutive months without a period.
The average age is 51
Exercising and eating for bone health is a priority post-menopause to minimise osteoporosis.
Exercising and eating well for a healthy heart is a priority post-menopause.
Ageing with attitude
You are as young as you feel, so keep a youthful attitude. 50 is the new 30!
It is often easier to change your shape and increase your fitness levels post-menopause.
What can you do to improve your health and wellbeing at this time?
Go back to basics on self care
For health not calories
on the menopause
Find a diet that is healthy for you.
on your menopause.
improves your waistline and productivity.
Be inefficient and move more
Monitor your carbs intake and how it affects you.
Do your best,
Learn from your choices,
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