Be aware of your sugar intake
Sugar is linked to inflammation, poor gut health, poor brain health, depression and anxiety.
Do resistance training
Our risk of osteoperosis increases dramatically at midlife.
In fact half of all post menopausal women will have an osteoporosis related fracture at some point.
So doing weight bearing exercise is essential for healthy bones.
Our muscle mass is decreasing.
Muscle is metabolically active.
So if we lose it, our metabolic rate drops.
Reduce alcohol consumption
Alcohol is link to poor sleep, anxiety and low mood, poor gut health and hot flashes.
It will ABSOLUTELY exasperate your menopause symptoms.
(See the live I did a couple of days ago…)
Learn ways to manage stress
Stress raises cortisol, which decreases our libido, makes us more insulin resistant and also prone to laying down body fat.
Get your heart rate up
Exercise where you increase your heart rate will increase endorphins, help with sleep, brain fog and also build self confidence.
I’ll say this til the cows come home…
Don’t just rely on medication!
A healthy lifestyle is essential.