Sunday, December 17

Five Healthy Tips to Dealing With Menopause

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Menopause does not have to be a difficult time in a woman’s life.  As for my menopause journey, it has been quite exciting at times, educational, comical, full of excitement and a heap of hot flashes.  The following healthy tips will help you to understand and embrace the midlife change.

1. Exercise – Make exercising a regular activity in your life. The stress and anxiety will become more manageable with exercise. There are great benefits to exercising in the beginning stages it will help reduce our stress levels, keep our waist smaller, aid in insomnia, less headaches/migraines, tighter muscles, help with bone health, reduce and lower our cholesterol levels. Exercise benefits all and is highly recommended to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. For my regular exercise routine I exercise five days a week for thirty minutes with high pack cardio and aerobic exercises. My exercise program consists of strength and conditioning exercises, along with yoga, and mediation. Exercising has helped me to maintain a balanced weight and helped me tremendously with dealing with my menopause, especially those awful hot flashes.

2. Healthy Balanced Diet – The importance of a healthy balanced diet and the benefits that you can achieve from eating correctly. When we get into our 40’s it becomes harder to get the weight off. The metabolism does not work like it did when we were in our 20’s. We have to make adjustments to our eating habits. One thing is to not eat after 7:30 p.m. Eat smaller meals throughout the day, rather than the three large meals a day. Another good tip is eating for your blood type, there are no studies done. A lot of great testimonies from individuals that have gotten great results. Try and eat foods and vegetables without chemical, if you like choose organic or buy from your local farmers market. Please make sure you are drinking enough water.

3. Natural Vitamins , Supplements and Essential Oils – Here are the vitamins and supplements that have worked with balancing out my hormones and helped me with the thirty-five symptoms. The list consists of mulit-vitamins, Nutri-Calm, Vitamin E, Flax seed Oil, Calcium, Magnesium, Pro G Yam natural cream. It is of the utmost importance that we take the recommended dosage of Vitamin A, B6, B12, C, D, E, F (folate), calcium, magnesium, amongst a host of other natural supplements. Some of the essential oils that I love are: peppermint, peace and calming, lavender and clary sage Please talk to your healthcare provider regarding the supplements you are taking.

4. Spiritual and Emotional Healing – Dealing with menopause is a gradual process of transforming our mind, body and spirit on our journey. We are ready to enjoy our new journey and experience our new path.  Menopause is a time of change, within our bodies as well as our mind, our emotional and spiritual state. All of these areas are affected by menopause. Some times you have depression and sadness that accompany you in the midlife change. This is why exercise is so important because it will help to boost your mood and your energy.  Than a calming affect will come over you and this is where the symptoms of depression will lessen. Now we are getting to the stage in our live where we are no longer in a reproducible mode, and now we are examining our lives and looking for what do we do next. Sometimes if the need arises, you can consult a therapist.

5. Journal Writing – Love journal writing have been doing this almost my entire life. It has a healing and calming affect on my midlife journey. The journal writing can also be use to keep a accurate record of the symptoms, activities, foods, physical and emotion changes. It is very important to know the dates and times that certain symptoms started occurring in your midlife change. Journal writing can be very therapeutic and can help with the healing of our minds. As we learn to embrace and process the midlife change.  The more informed you are about what is happening to your body and why will help you make the needed adjustments. It is very important to be positive and accept the midlife change as a new chapter in a book you are going to write. Always stay in control and work on taking care of your body, mind and spirit.

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