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Menopause: Easing the Next Step in Life’s Journey

By Julie Dargan October 08, 2016 Health and Fitness

Menopause is a natural stage of life, albeit sometimes one that shocks women when they reach it.

This can be due to the fact that menopause is rarely discussed and we tend to forget it exists until it actually affects us. Also, many women think that they are still too young to be entering the menopause phase, when in reality they are not.

I will be clear here: when it comes to menopause you have nothing to fear and plenty to celebrate. Here are my four top tips for making your menopause journey an easier one.

Be Kind to Yourself

You do not have to announce to all family and friends that you are entering the menopause, but I do recommend that you recognise that it is a perfectly natural transition into your next phase of life. Be kind to yourself and whisper these few words to yourself, “This is a time of change for my body and my life in general and I will survive this!”

Seek Helpful Advice

Find answers from those who have been through the transition and offer helpful advice. Even better, find someone who ensures a two-way communication; someone who listens to you and makes you feel heard. There are many groups available for you to find like-minded people. This site, Sixty and Me, is a great start.

Take Care of Yourself

Once you reach peri-menopause and menopause your body is less forgiving and is not as able to tolerate bad habits or unhealthy eating plans. This is the time that you need to eat well and exercise regularly – just three times a week is all you need – to help maintain a healthy weight. You can avoid many medical conditions that are often exacerbated with the hormonal fluctuation that occurs during the menopause.

Relax and Be Positive

Relax! Stress relief is particularly recommended at this time of life. Stress intensifies your menopause symptoms as well as lowers your body’s immunity to disease. Living a stress-free life is achievable; be it a soak in a warm bath with lavender essential oil, a walk in the park, or meeting up with friends over coffee. Just make sure they are positive people and not draining!

Menopause Summit

I am currently hosting an online 6-Day Summit where I will interview a panel of amazing women who will share their expert advice on finding relief in the menopause. Click here to find out more about the Menopause Summit.

Have you had problems finding relief in the menopause or post menopause? What suggestion do you have for other women who want to make the journey a little more comfortable? Please share your ideas in the comments below.

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The Author

Julie Dargan (RN, ND, BHSc) has experience assisting women going through hormonal changes and want to live each day with confidence and enthusiasm.

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