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Be Healthy During Menopause

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Be Healthy During MenopauseIt’s easy to get taken in by media and marketing ideas. Everywhere you turn, billboards, magazine covers, and commercials exploit ageless women with perfect shapes, radiant skin, and luscious hair. Even ads for wrinkle cream, vaginal dryness, and bladder control products use perfect looking women who surely can’t be in menopause.

Without realizing it, you develop an unrealistic idea of how a fit woman should look. You then use that unrealistic standard to see if you measure up.

When you look in the mirror, you see a woman in menopause Staring back at you is a head with gray hair, a face with wrinkles, tired eyes, and extra pounds around the middle. It’s evident that menopause is here to stay. Thanks to the seeds the media has planted in your brain, you think about giving up on being fit before you even get started.

Hold on! Being fit is more than the number of on your scale. It’s more than looking model perfect or qualifying for the Olympics. It’s having a healthy lifestyle that lets you look and feel good, inside and out.

If you’re fit, you have the health, energy, and strength to do the things you want. Your inner health will radiate out, helping you look and feel good, too. It doesn’t matter if you wear a size 2 or 12, what matters is that you are healthy and happy.

Being skinny isn’t the answer, nor is being a contender for the Olympics. It’s finding the weight, diet, and exercise program that’s healthy for your body type and health situation. It’s finding a lifestyle that let’s YOU – not your sister, neighbor, movie star, or any other woman you encounter – be healthy despite the arrival of menopause.

Menopause takes a toll on every aspect of your body. You can gain weight, lose your sense of well-being, fight depression and anxiety, and find your cholesterol levels are climbing. But despite the obstacles, you can be healthy – if you have realistic expectations.

So put away the fashion magazines. Turn off the TV. Without the cameras, lighting, hair color, and touch-ups, those women may not look as luscious as you think anyway. Instead, make an appointment with your doctor to sit down and create healthy and realistic goals for yourself.

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

12-13-2016 - 10:22 AM


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