5 Things To Know about The Menopause And You

I want to discuss the changes that happen to your body during the Menopause and Perimenopause so you can continue to feel good in your clothes, have lots of energy and feel good, throughout this time and beyond.

What’s the Menopause?

Most women experience the Menopause in their late forties or early fifties. Menopause is defined as having no menstrual period for a year. Perimenopause refers to the period of time right before menopause begins.What’s happens to your body when you go through the menopause?

Lots of hormonal changes happen, in particular, a big decrease of estrogen and progesterone. Because of this, you may experience weight gain, particularly around your middle, hot flushes and you become more prone to osteoporosis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes.

What happens during Perimenopause?

Hormone production starts to decline, you may experience hot flushes and your menstrual cycle will start to become irregular.

What does all this mean for your health and feeling good?

If you want to stay healthy, feel good and fit good in your clothes, you need to give more thought to your strategy. What worked for you up until now, may not work anymore. A decline in lean muscle mass and a decline in estrogen, means you’ll probably find you’re gaining weight. You can turn this around with a bit of thought, and I’ve seen this time and again with my clients. The right type of training with the right type of food plan and you’ll back to feeling great again.

You’re more prone to getting osteoporosis:

You’ll may wantto start giving more thought to your exercise plan. If you’ve been walking and doing aerobic based stuff up until now, now is the time to change the way you train, to incorporate strength training, with interval training, with core work.

Honestly, it is a game changer. You’ll get strong bones, lean muscle mass, a high metabolism, you’ll burn loads of fat at rest, and you’ll feel great. I see this change happen all the time with my clients. Menopause associated weight gain to feeling great again and fitting into their clothes, with the tweaks and changes to their diet and exercise.

What can I do to get back to feeling healthy, with loads of energy and fitting great in my clothes?

Do the right type of workouts. 30 minutes, 5 days per week doing a combination of resistance training, interval training and core work. You’ll lose weight, get fit, burn fat at rest, turn into a calorie burning machine and get strong bones and muscles. You’ll also feel amazing. Honestly, I couldn’t recommend this style of training enough for you.

Eat healthy, balanced meals from all food groups. Eat 3 meals and 2 small healthy snacks.

Give up dieting and the weighing scales. You don’t need that in your life.

Drink 2 litres of water every day.

Get fresh air and be out with nature. A good 20-30 minute walk as well as your workout would be amazing.

Give up mid-week alcohol and sugar. Enjoy these things at the weekends instead.

Look after your mental health. Read books, journal, do affirmations, sit in silence during the day for a few minutes. Feed and nourish your mind and take care of yourself.

Speak to your Doctor about what options there is for you, whether it’s supplements or HRT. Get the knowledge from someone who knows you and decide the option that’s best for you.

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To your success,

Jessica Cooke

About the author 

Jessica Cooke

I love drinking coffee, and my favourite thing in life (apart from my family) is to help women to get fit and break free from unhealthy habits holding them back. (oh, and also I love playing with my two Miniature Schnauzers, Buster and Ozzy)

I’ve now supported over 6,779 women over 14 years in my Thrive Coaching Program get fit and break free from unhealthy habits!

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