A balanced, healthy eating plan helps combat weight gain associated with menopause, and can also ease multiple symptoms linked to fluctuating hormone levels.Consider a Mediterranean-style diet rich in fruits, veges and whole grains; research indicates it could lead to a 20% drop in the likelihood of hot flushes, with soybeans considered a particular menopause superfood.
Muscle mass naturally reduces during menopause, however this can be neutralised with the help of resistance workouts. Using weights is a good option, as it not only builds bone and muscle strength, it also burns fat and amps up the metabolism.
Insomnia is one of the more debilitating aspects of menopause, yet The Sleep Foundation suggests as many as 61% of postmenopausal women suffer from it.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) has been shown to reduce the impact of vasomotor symptoms – hot flushes and night sweats – as well as improving sleep and general wellbeing.
The power of supplements in managing health conditions is widely acknowledged.