If you’re a woman in your 40s or 50s, chances are you’re experiencing some changes in your body that you never expected. From hot flashes and night sweats to mood swings and memory problems, menopause can be tough to deal with. But you’re not alone—millions of women around the world are going through the same thing. Here are some tips for managing menopause and keeping your health and sanity intact.
1. Understand what’s happening. The first step in dealing with menopause is understanding what’s happening to your body. Menopause happens when a woman’s ovaries stop producing eggs, which leads to a decrease in estrogen levels. This can cause all sorts of physical and mental changes, from hot flashes and night sweats to mood swings and memory problems. Once you know what’s causing your symptoms, it’ll be easier to deal with them.
2. Make lifestyle changes. There are a few lifestyle changes you can make that may help ease your menopausal symptoms. Exercise can help improve hot flashes, weight gain, and sleep problems. Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can also help minimize hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. And staying cool—both physically (dress in layers) and emotionally (avoid stressful situations)—can also help lessen the frequency and severity of hot flashes.
3. Seek support from others. One of the hardest things about menopause is feeling like you’re the only one going through it—but trust us, you’re not! Talk to other women in your life who are dealing with menopause, join my Big Ladies support group, or look for online forums where you can connect with other women going through the same thing as you. Just knowing that you’re not alone can make a world of difference.
Dealing with menopause can be tough—but you don’t have to go through it alone! By understanding what’s happening to your body, talking to a professional, making some lifestyle changes, and seeking out support from others, you can get through this challenging time in your life with minimal stress (and maximum sanity).
If you believe you might going through menopause, don’t hesitate to book a free health assessment with me, we will get your hormones checked, and discuss the lifestyle and nutritional changes you can make to begin to enjoy this new phase in your life to the maximum.