With the arrival of spring, it’s once again an opportunity to reflect on the passage of time and the wisdom of age. Each year, we hold our family closer, love harder and commit to creating treasured memories. Although age offers a wonderful opportunity for advanced growth, it can also come with some complications. For women, the joys of each year can also bring with it the experience of menopause. Typically occurring in women aged 48 to 55 years, this time period is marked with increased mood swings, hot flashes, weight gain, and additional symptoms. In order to help you comfortably adjust to this new change in your life, Bellin Health Home Care Equipment offers these important tips:
- Be Active
To help fight mood swings and improve your overall health, get moving! By exercising at least thirty minutes a day, five days a week, you can reduce irritability and increase your self-esteem. Since exercise releases important endorphins, it is an important step in staying positive after menopause hits. If you are nervous about beginning a new fitness regime, try simple activities to build up your confidence. Take advantage of the upcoming spring weather by taking an evening walk or gardening until you feel comfortable moving up to a more intense work out regime.
- Avoid Stress
In addition to utilizing exercise to avoid mood swings, relaxation techniques can help decrease stress. By participating in meditation for ten to twenty minutes each day, you can help manage symptoms and prevent tense muscles. Additionally, practicing slow, deep abdominal breathing (about six to eight breaths per minute) in the morning and evening, as well as at the onset of hot flashes, can help alleviate symptoms.
- Eat Healthy
As your body adjusts to the change, maintaining a healthy diet is one of the key steps in managing symptoms. By avoiding caffeine, alcohol and cigarette smoke you can prevent hot flashes as while as mood swings. Since certain foods such as whole wheats, sweet potatoes and oatmeal release serotonin, which calms nerves, not only will your overall health improve but so will your disposition. To help you achieve optimum health, Bellin Health Home Care Equipment also offers ProCycle Gold Menopause Formula Multivitamins to manage menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, irritability, and fatigue. Made with a balanced formula comprised of B-complex, vitamin E, folic acid, boron, magnesium and calcium, this vital supplement helps support strong bones and a healthy heart.
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Although menopause can be a time of uncertainty for women, with these easy guidelines you can help your body adjust comfortably. At Bellin Health Home Care Equipment, we are committed to helping you get the relief you need. Contact our team today to learn more about the products we carry.