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HysterSisters Tips for a Healthy Heart during Menopause

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Tips for a healthy heartWhat are some helpful tips for being heart healthy?


Menopause. It comes whether you like it or not. When it comes knocking, it brings with it disruption to your life with hot flashes, sleeping issues, and brain fog. But there’s more.

Menopause increases your risks for heart disease. That can be life threatening rather than just annoying, so it’s important to do what you can to reduce your risks.

Your HysterSisters have some suggestions for making it easier.

HysterSisters Tips for Being Heart Healthy

  • Exercise and be active: The number one exercise recommendation is walking – indoors or outside, with friends, or with a dog. Join dance, karate, or aerobics classes. Practice yoga, judo, Pilates, kickboxing, or Turbo Kick. Join a gym or hire a personal trainer. Bicycling, weight lifting, strength training, and swimming are also recommended.

  • Watch your diet: Keep a food journal. Read labels. Count your calories and fat grams. Cut back on carbs, sugar, and salt. Skip fast food. Increase fiber. Consider going gluten free. Decrease portions but don’t skip meals. Add fruits and veggies. Make healthy smoothies. Choose lean meats. Fresh is better than processed. As a bonus, start a garden and grow your own veggies. Join Weight Watchers or a similar program to help you learn better eating habits and help keep you accountable. Some HysterSisters recommend going vegetarian.

  • Hydrate: Drink water, water, and more water. It’s important to stay hydrated on a regular basis. Cut back on alcohol, sugar drinks, and caffeine – coffee, soda, and tea.

  • Supplements: Ask your doctor about vitamins, folic acid, omega-3s, fish oil, probiotics, garlic CoQ10, and baby aspirin. Consider hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

  • Take care of your mouth: Floss faithfully. Brush your teeth regularly – after meals and before bed. Get regular dental check-ups.

  • De-stress: Learn to relax and manage stress through yoga, meditation, deep breathing, massage, and acupuncture. Get enough sleep. Smile and laugh. Give hugs. Count your blessings. Do things that are fun. Spend time with family and friends.

  • Stop smoking: Avoid all tobacco products. Don't smoke – anything, anywhere, at any time.
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.

01-22-2017 - 01:10 AM


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