It has been scientifically proven that food, fitness, and lifestyle choices have a significant effect on how the body responds to menopause.
So I’m sharing 3 ways that you can minimize the effects of menopause by making better food, fitness and lifestyle choices.
1. Cut out menopause boosting foods. In the beginning stages of menopause I highly recommend cutting out caffeine, chocolate, and alcohol. They can actually create or increase hot flashes, and other menopausal symptoms. By "temporarily" eliminating the consumption of caffeine, chocolate, and alcohol you will minimize the chances of producing menopausal symptoms.
2. Get quality sleep. For some this may seem like a hard thing to make happen. But food and activity choices have a lot to do with sleep and sleep quality. By making sure you are consuming an adequate amount of protein and healthy dietary fat along with fibrous vegetables you will provide your body with essential nutrients that will promote rest and recover in the body. By also including strength training and HIIT workouts 3 or more times per week you will not only lose weight, lower your blood pressure, and reduce oxidative stress (which are all extremely problematic during menopause) you will also increase your bodies desire to rest and recover after exercise.
3. Manage and minimize stress. Stress contributes to hot flashes, increase sugar cravings, and raise inflammation in the body. Sugar and inflammation increase hot flashes which will cause your body to work against itself with regard to hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. Read a book, get a massage, walk on the beach, soak in the tub, meditate or find some other way to pamper yourself. Find ways to decrease the stress in your daily life in order to minimize and eliminate menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, poor sleep, belly fat and inflammation.
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