What You Ought to Know About Menopause and Weight Gain
Many menopausal women will discover that low estrogen and low progesterone amongst others hormones, are negatively impacting their sleep, mood, energy, and health - not to mention their waistlines. Over the next decade, one in six women in Canada will hit menopause, according to projections by the Canadian government.
Menopause can start as early as age 40, with many women experiencing symptoms related to peri-menopause as early as age 33. Contrary to popular belief this is not only due to a decline in estrogen. Other hormones such as progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and thyroid hormone also dry up along with hair, skin, brain function, memory and libido.
So many women come into my office frustrated with the changes in their body and mind during this phase of their life, especially the growing waistline. They will often report hot flashes, night sweats, sleep interruptions, heart palpitations, poor memory, irritability, vaginal dryness, and urine incontinence or urgency. Changes in the appearance of their skin and hair also occur.
As a mother, daughter and sister, I understand how these changes can bring on feelings of depression and being unhappy in our own skin. One of the best tips and recommendations I provide include dietary changes, herbal support and a regular yoga practice. Not only have I personally experienced many health benefits but so have my students and clients. It all starts by taking one step at a time.
Here are 3 few tips to get you started:
To learn more, join me and a small group at my upcoming workshop - Yoga for Menopause.
Nancy Este is a Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Nutritional Practitioner. She is here to share with you over 17 years of experience in the Alternative Health field. It is her hope to help save you time, money and stress when it comes to regaining your balance in life.