This week’s ‘Weekly Wisdom’ is about whether or not being overweight makes menopause harder.
And the answer is, YES, sadly, being overweight will only make your menopause harder than it should be.
Research shows that if you are overweight as you go into menopause, you're more likely to have more hot flushes, more night sweats, more urinary symptoms and more aches and pains. Given that in the UK, more than half of all women are overweight, then it follows that many will also find menopause difficult.
I find that on my programme, when we get nutrients back into an optimum range, it has a normalising effect on the metabolism, and in fact, can not only result in improved menopause symptoms, but also stress free weight loss, so it's really important to make sure you're filling up on really good nutrients, having a wholesome diet and really focusing on looking after yourself.
You also need to make sure you're doing plenty of exercises, probably five sessions a week, to the point of breathlessness because that will speed up your metabolism as well.
If you would like to find out more about what’s going on in your body as you hit the menopause feel free to join my free menopause Virtual Class. I will be explaining the changes that occur and how to manage your symptoms without resorting to drugs or hormones.