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How to Feel and Look Your Best Once Menopause Hits

It seems that once you hit 50 — or the Menopausal period in a woman’s life — all sorts of new changes start to occur in the body. From wrinkles to hot flashes, and even vaginal dryness, there seems to be no escape. However, in the midst of all the changes, there’s preventative steps that you can take to continue to feel and look your best.

Get Up Off Your Feet

For overall better health, being active during and after menopause is your best shot. Exercise has been shown to reduce hot flashes and aid in building strong bones. In addition, it also improves your mood. When you’re getting active at the gym or taking a Pilates class with your girlfriends, vaginal dryness will be the last thing on your mind.

Eat This, Not That

Eating a Mediterranean and soy based diet has been shown to improve heart health and reduce hot flashes. Studies have shown that incorporating foods that are rich in Omega-3s reduce the risk of heart disease. You can find Omega-3 in fish, walnuts, flaxseed and canola oil.

With Femininityô, you are also adding Omega-7 fatty acids to your diet. Having a diet that contains Omega-7 has been linked to increased levels of moisture in mucous membrane. This won’t only improve your quality of life, but also improve your painful intercourse.

When you have a healthy diet, you will also have a healthy weight. Due to changes in hormones, your muscles can deteriorate. Doctors recommended weight training at least three times a week and to invest in a pedometer to encourage mobility.

Beauty on the Inside and Out

If you have a healthy inside, you should also have display good health on the outside. With aging comes hair loss and wrinkles. With over the counter treatments, you can always look your best. To boost hair health, incorporate a multivitamin and condition regularly. For your skin, doctors recommend retinoid, which can be prescribed.

Turning 50 doesn’t have to be a death sentence. Sure, your body is going through lots of changes, but instead of fighting it, you can accept it and find ways to enhance your quality of life.

Sources:

http://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/menopause-resource-center/look-feel-your-best/#03

http://www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/how-stay-healthy-and-happy-after-menopause

http://www.nextavenue.org/how-stay-healthy-after-menopause/

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