Is menopause the last thing from your mind or does it never leave your mind?
No matter where you are in life, you can take steps to ease the symptoms women experience during the menopause transition.
While much of the focus is on “menopause,” it’s actually the time before and after that matter most. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines menopause as a “point in time 12 months after a woman’s last period.” The time transitioning to that moment, perimenopause, and out of that moment can last several years each.
Understanding the life cycle of the menopause journey and the signs and symptoms of each stage, will set the stage for improved well-being leading up to, during, and post-menopause.
This transition period provides a great opportunity to focus on healthy eating. And, as The New York Times Magazine highlights, it may even be a crucial time in your life to reduce the risk of developing conditions like high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and heart disease, which increases due to the hormonal changes which occur during the journey.
What can you do now to set the stage for improved health and well-being?
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The New York Times Magazine
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