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Managing Menopause

 

Menopause is something all women would like to avoid, but unfortunately its going to sneak up on us whether we like it or not. For some of us it may be as early as 45.

 

Early symptoms are usually hot flushes, periods starting to become irregular, mood swings, feeling tired and listless, just to name a few.

 

This is the time we need to really focus on looking after ourselves, by maintaining a healthy weight. This means exercising every day even if its a 30 min walk, eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, reducing our intake of processed foods, and having at least two alcohol-free nights a week.

 

Being kind to ourselves and having the occasional splurge on a facial or a massage is highly recommended.

 

Having a positive attitude towards menopause and reminding yourself all the time that it is only going to last a short time will also help. Try not to listen to others if they tell you their symptoms lasted ten years.

 

Lastly, in my experience as a Reflexologist I have found that regular reflexology has definitely helped with some of the symptoms associated with menopause.