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Tips for a Healthy Life Post-Menopause

Health advises for middle-aged women mainly revolves around dealing with symptoms of peri-menopause, the time in every woman’s life when fertility comes to an end. This normally occurs around the age of fifty, with some women going through menopause a few years earlier, and some a few years later. It can be a difficult time accompanied by numerous possible side effects, with mood swings, depression, reduction of libido, night sweats, and hot flashes being some of the most common. It can take several years for your body to settle down, and only when you’ve not had a period for twelve months can you consider yourself to have entered menopause. However, several other health concerns and considerations come to the fore in women around this age. Health and wellbeing The key to good health post menopause is the same as at any other age – a healthy lifestyle. The same rules apply however old you are, so a healthy, balanced, high-fiber diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, drinking plenty of water, watching your weight, taking regular exercise, and managing stress are all major contributors to good health. What you do need to consider post-menopause is what kinds of exercise you take, and make sure it’s suitable for your age. For example, pounding along hard tarmac roads every morning on your daily run could become less comfortable as you age. Running may aggravate arthritic changes in your joints, so if you start feeling sore after a run, consider changing to…

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