It’s week two of my Summer series and I want to talk to you about the importance of exercise during the menopause. In Winter we don’t always think about exercise or what we look like underneath our clothes, but in the Summer it’s a different story. We all know it can be hard to find the motivation to exercise, BUT it’s very important to build up fitness for our wellbeing. The good news is there are many different ways you can exercise that doesn’t involve going to the gym or to a class, although they are of course both very good forms of exercise. For example, there are lots of classes on YouTube to follow which mean you can do exercise from your home. Try putting on your favourite music and stretching and dancing so you get your heart rate going. Exercise is very good for you as gets your … Read More
Going through menopause you will experience all types of symptoms and I like to break down menopausal symptoms into two categories: Recently, I discussed the physical symptoms of menopause (if you missed it, you can read it here). So as promised, in this week’s ‘Weekly Wisdom’ I’m focusing on the mental symptoms of menopause. Irritability and feelings of sadness are the most common mental symptoms of menopause. Often, they can be managed through lifestyle changes, such as a good diet and learning ways to relax and reduce stress.Here are just a few of the mental symptoms women can experience during the menopause: If you are feeling irritable and sad, there is a good chance it could be related to menopause, however, if you’re worried about how you’re feeling you should go and see your local GP. Tell your doctor how you are feeling, so he or she can rule out … Read More
What on earth are you going to get everyone for Christmas, how are you going to get all the food shopping done by December 24th and who is going to decorate the Christmas tree? It’s not surprising if you can’t get to sleep at night or start waking up at 4am with your thoughts running around in all directions. If you want to find out more tips on how to survive the menopause why not join one of my free virtual classes. Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.
Today I want to focus on something that affects a lot of women during menopause, and that’s insomnia. When you reach menopause your night becomes fragmented and interspersed with terrible hot flushes, thermal surges that keep you awake in the night and then you get up to pee and find that you can’t go back to sleep…. It’s never ending. Sleepless nights are very frustrating, especially if you have to work or get up early in the morning. So how can you turn the night sweats off completely and resume a peaceful night’s sleep? As a temporary measure, like a band-aid, here’s some tips on what you can do to deal with insomnia… Don’t underestimate relaxation, it’s so important and really does help to turn off your flushes as well and the night sweats. If you are really worried about what’s happening with your body and the symptoms have come … Read More