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Changes Women Should Make When They Turn Forty

Women usually start menopause between the age of 45 and 55. Symptoms that occur during menopause are vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, and irregular periods. Before reaching the age of menopause, there are ways to change your lifestyle to get through menopause as healthy as possible.

Daily Supplements

There are many daily supplements women should start taking before the age of 40. Iron, Vitamin D and Probiotics help with your overall health. By taking these supplements, you can improve your digestive health, fight disease and lose unwanted weight.

Another daily supplement to take is a vaginal moisture supplement. Dry vagina is a symptom many women suffer from during menopause. If you start taking these before menopause hits, you will be sure to combat it and never need to suffer from vaginal dryness.

Find Your Diet

At the age of 40, before menopause hits, you will want to find a diet that works for you. It is always important to eat a well-balanced diet, but that is different for each woman. Some of your friends may find that eating more fruits and vegetables helps them lose weight, but that might not be the solution for you.

Find a healthy, well-balanced meal that will help you maintain your weight. It is important to find this out before you hit menopause. During menopause, most women’s metabolism tend to slow down.

Increase Calcium Intake

By the time you reach menopause, your calcium intake needs to increase from 1,000 milligrams to 1,200 milligrams. When you hit the age of menopause, your bones don’t absorb calcium as well as they used to. Because of this, it is important to be sure you are taking in enough calcium before you hit menopause.

At the age of 40, start increasing your calcium. You can find calcium in milk, yogurt, oranges and many other foods. To be sure you are reaching the daily recommended intake, you can take calcium supplements.

Changes don’t have to be painful to make, and you don’t need to make them all at once. Take baby steps to get your health into excellent shape.

 

Sources:
https://greatist.com/health/18-surprising-dairy-free-sources-calcium
Preventing weight gain for women after 40: What to eat during midlife

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