Creating Healthy Habits to Minimize Effects of Menopause

We've interviewed thousands of our Cool-jams customers suffering from symptoms of menopause. In doing so, we've discovered that women who take  control of menopausal symptoms seem to do better. By being proactive and taking control you can have a positive impact on your life. If you’re in menopause, you need to optimize your health now for the rest of your life. You need to identify things to improve your health in order to live a longer life.” The first step is to get a physical, have your blood pressure and weight checked, look into family history for risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, moderate their drinking, quit smoking and do a minimum of five hours a week of exercise in order to maintain your current weight. Seventy to 80 per cent of women in menopause have hot flashes that can affect their quality of life. There are mood issues and vagina atrophy or dryness.

Menopause is a silent epidemic. Most women don’t complain about this and treat it like a big secret. Maybe they feel too ashamed or embarrassed to talk about it. There are a number of natural and over-the-counter options that can help with many of these issues, she says, including non-hormonal therapies such as low-dose anti-depressants, lubricants, cooling sleepwear and temperature regulating bedding that helps combat night sweats and hormonal therapies. To keep energy levels up, it is important to pay more attention to what you are eating, by  adding more dark green vegetables, lentils, tofu and omega fatty acids such as tuna and salmon, to your  diet. It is also important to add  weight-bearing exercises to your daily routine to keep bones strong and healthy. Exercise also helps  keep energy levels up and and your mind sharp. Embrace the change. Menopause can be a beautiful time of life if you keep up your vitality and energy levels to enjoy all the beauty in life!