Menopause & Your Lifestyle, Simple Changes to Feel Great!
Menopause brings enough changes to our bodies and minds without adding our own spoonful of sugar. If we desire whole body health, considering lifestyle changes can make Menopause much easier to manage. Treating Menopause as a whole and not just putting a band-aid on the symptoms can lead us toward a better quality of life and thriving! Here are two things you may not have considered:
1- Quitting smoking.
Did you know that smoking can bring on menopause as much a 2 years earlier than female non-smokers? If you continue smoking during menopause, your risks of Heart Disease, Stroke, Breast Cancer and Diabetes are much greater than non-smokers. If that isn’t incentive enough, women smokers have much more frequent and more severe hot flashes!
2- Loosing weight and maintaining weight through dietary changes.
Making simple changes, such as eating more fruits and vegetables, cutting down on caffeine, and increasing your water intake can help you to feel healthier, more energetic, and fuller- longer. Adding some daily cardio (such as brisk walking) will help you to loose weight and keep it off.
Incorporating changes little by little will help you have greater success in the long run. If you are a smoker, try cutting down the number of cigarettes you smoke during the day to start. Also, replace a mid-morning sugary snack for a fresh apple, and add in 2 glasses of water. Build slowly; it takes the average person 21 consecutive days to adjust to a new routine. Be kind to yourself and don’t give up! Menopause is a challenging time for women, but can also be a time that you thrive if you address the whole cause, and refrain from “just treating the symptoms.”
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