Use menopause to make positive lifestyle changes
Women experiencing menopause should consider this transitional period as an opportune moment to re-evaluate their lifestyle, which will help in reducing their risk of ill health in later life.
This is according to a report published by the International Menopause Society, which noted that women are more vulnerable to certain conditions and diseases like heart disease, osteoporosis and cancer, after experiencing menopause.
Because humans are living longer than ever before, a considerable part of a woman’s life is now spent after menopause – as much as a third, some experts have stated.
Lead author Dr Roger Lobo, from Columbia University in New York, said that with the menopause, women have an opportunity to “take steps which will help determine whether they go on to live a healthy and active life”. “There are some conditions, for example osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease, which are clearly directly associated with menopause, whereas others are more associated with increasing age,” he continued.
“Menopause provides women with an opportunity to review their health and lifestyle. Many measures are simple, but effective. Do a little more exercise, eat a little less, if you consume alcohol, do so in moderation.”
Weight loss ‘could help hot flashes’
Losing excess weight could potentially help to minimize the instance of hot flashes in women experiencing menopause, according to new research.
A study published in the journal Menopause involved 40 overweight or obese women who were experiencing a minimum of four hot flashes a day, with an average of between seven and nine per day.
Women who were assigned to a weight-loss program involving lower calorie intake, higher physical activity and weekly group sessions lost an average of around five per cent of their body fat over the course of six months.
Little change was recorded in body weight among the other group, who were instead put on the waiting list for the program.
By one of the measurements, the women who lost weight recorded four to five fewer hot flashes a day on average. The decline was greater where the women had lost the most weight.
The researchers write that a larger study should now be conducted to look at the relationship in more detail.
To help you lose weight and follow a healthy lifestyle, try to follow the low carbohydrate Manna Diet as given in the free e-book. Make sure that you read the first section of the book, which explains why you might be struggling to lose weight and what to do about it.
As a decrease in estrogen levels are the major cause of menopause and its symptoms, we recommend taking the Manna Menopause Supplement to help increased estrogen levels in the most natural way without any side effects. This supplement is packed with phyto-estrogens (plant based estrogens).