Menopause womens health explained along with my own womens health experience while going through menopause.
When I knew I was beginning menopause I was very concerned that I was going to have the same difficult menopause womens health experiences that my mother had… extreme mood swings, debilitating hot flashes, extreme fatigue, and so on.
However when I asked my doctor about the possibility that I would go through menopause like my mother he gave me some wise advice. He said that menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life and that more than likely my mother had a more difficult time with menopause because she was in overall poor health.
He told me that because I was in good health, I could expect to have a different menopause womens health experience. And my doctor was absolutely right!
Menopause Womens Health
Starts With The Basics!
Staying healthy has always been a priority for me and I have done this by following some very basic menopause & womens health principles. For the most part staying healthy is just plain common sense.
- Menopause Womens Health – Breathe Deeply
Breathing is essential to life. Our bodies exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen to keep each cell in our bodies alive and functioning. This rich supply of oxygen can make the difference between feeling tired and stressed and youthful and focused.
Deep breathing not only brings oxygen into our bodies; it also removes more waste than any other body process. Deep breathing gets the oxygen our bodies need into our bloodstream and then into our cells.
Our cells need oxygen to burn nutrients like sugars to produce energy that fuels everything the cell does. Our cells cannot produce oxygen and that is why when they are deprived of oxygen even for just a few minutes they die.
Some of the benefits of breathing deeply are:
- Cancer cells, germs, fungi and bacteria cannot survive in an oxygen rich environment
- 75% of body toxins are removed by deep breathing
- Breathing deeply maximizes your lung capacity
- The oxygen your body gets from deep breathing is used by the body to displace toxic free radicals
- Deep breathing helps you handle stress
- Menopause Womens Health – Regular Exercise
What better way to breathe deeply than to get regular physical exercise? Getting regular exercise means we will have to elevate our heart rate and our breathing. Whatever exercise we choose will increase our circulation delivering oxygen to our cells.
Exercise enables our Lymphatic system to purge our body of toxins. Exercise triggers our brain to release health giving hormones and enzymes that bolster our immune system.
Some of the benefits of regular exercise are:
- Strengthening our heart, lungs and circulatory system
- Building our energy levels so we can be more active
- Managing our weight so we look and feel fit and healthy
- Strengthening our bones and preserving bone mass
- Prevents and reduces the risk of osteoporosis
- Improved sleep
- Improved sense of emotional well being
- Menopause Womens Health – Drink Water
Our body is made up of 70% water, so it stands to reason that drinking water in the right amount everyday is an essential part of staying healthy. Our body cannot store water so we need to drink water throughout the day.
Water is essential to all our body functions: respiration, circulation, digestion, brain function, joint function, blood production and waste removal.
Some of the benefits of drinking water:
- Adequate water consumption prevents toxic build up in our bodies
- Drinking water helps clear the toxins from our body encouraging fiber to cleanse the system without becoming impacted
- Water is essential to nerve impulse transmission
- Water is essential for youthful, healthy skin
- Water lubricates the joints and tissues in our bodies
- Menopause Womens Health – Eat Nutritious Food
This one should be obvious. Eating good food provides our bodies with the essential building blocks for growth, maintenance and repair, and the energy we need to live our lives to the fullest. With menopause womens health it’s even more critical to eat properly.
A balanced diet, rich in whole foods, combined with quality nutritional supplements created to meet our specific needs will give us the energy we need and the necessary nutrients to maintain a healthy immune system.
The kind of food we eat has the most profound impact on our bodies. For example, eating too much refined sugars and caffeine can lead to blood sugar fluctuations, mood swings and irritability. Eating too many starches can drain us of energy and stamina.
Eating too much highly processed and fatty foods can give us digestive problems like heartburn, gas and bloating. And plain and simple, eating the wrong kind of foods and over eating are the main causes of weight gain.
In essence, food is the most powerful drug we consume; however, with the lifestyles many of us lead today it is difficult to have a balanced diet. Not only that, it is questionable as to whether the food we purchase to eat contains the best nutritional value.
So it is essential to add good nutritional supplements to our diet to make sure we are giving our bodies everything they need. This is especially important for women going through menopause and in particular good menopause womens health.
- Menopause Womens Health – Get Enough Sleep
This one can sometimes be difficult for women going through menopause. However, good sleep is essential because it signals our body’s cells, systems and organs that it is time to repair, rejuvenate and rebuild. Getting enough sleep also has a powerful impact on our emotional health, a crucial factor for the menopausal woman.
Sleep is also the time that our brain produces the hormones and enzymes essential to regulate the production of HGH (Human Growth Hormone). When the body is deprived of sleep, HGH production is limited and can contribute to:
- More free radical production and less antioxidant production
- Aging and wrinkles
- Decreased libido and sexual performance
- Hormone imbalance in women
- Insufficient testosterone in men
- Weight gain
- Menopause Womens Health – Emotional and Spiritual Health
Being emotionally and spiritually healthy are intrinsic aspects of our physical health. As women going through menopause we know how the changes happening in our bodies and the changes happening in our lives profoundly influence our emotional and spiritual well being.
So don’t lose sight of this and do whatever you need to stay emotionally and spiritually healthy. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it!