Menopause is a word many women fear as it can usher in some rather unpleasant harbingers of aging, including mood swings, hot flashes, changes in sleep quality, bone density, muscle mass and weight gain–especially stubborn belly fat. Changing hormones can lead to feeling out of balance. This time can be a wake-up call to take inventory of your current health habits and make a few changes to help manage menopause symptoms.
Here are some healthy tips to help keep your health on track and reduce some negative side effects associated with hormonal shifts. Reach out to the Yes Health coaches for additional tips and support and certainly talk with your medical practitioner if you have more serious concerns.
Menopause is a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to slow you down. Remember, keeping your body healthy is one of the best ways to minimize symptoms. Before you self treat, make sure you visit your health care provider for appropriate blood work to verify the cause or your symptoms. (Many menopause symptoms can mimic other health conditions, most commonly thyroid disorders.) As always, the best advice comes from your own health care team.