Have you gone through the change yet? You know, the one they call Menopause. For men, it’s called Andropause. Men don’t really talk about what happens to them and so they don’t ask questions. Some don’t really understand it until their testosterone drops and it affects their sex drive. But I’ve had a lot of women hit me up on social media asking how to deal with the side effects and how to deal with their changing body because of it. So whether you have or haven’t yet had the experience let me put you ahead of the game.
Let’s remove the stigma and start this conversation!
It’s a subject often discussed behind closed doors or not at all and unfortunately, this leaves many of us not only unprepared for it but also clueless as to how to deal with the symptoms that often follow like body changes, weight gain, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, irritability, and fatigue. In addition, you may experience dry skin, sleep disturbances, hair thinning and a low libido which can really erode your confidence.
One Instagram post from Tabitha Grant said:
Hi Wendy I admire your fitness journey and wondered if you had any advice for getting fit during menopause? It’s so hard for me. I always had a flat stomach and along comes menopause and poof my nice body is gone!!!
No worries though. All is not lost. There is so much you can do to relieve some of the discomfort and it is entirely possible to enhance and improve your lifestyle through healthy means, including taking a more natural approach to menopause.
A More Natural Approach to Menopause
Adding foods rich in iron, vitamin D, calcium, and fiber can give your body the nutrients it needs. Working out can boost both your energy and your confidence. Working out also helps with your sex drive and reconnects you with your incredible body. Men’s testosterone rises even higher and faster than women.
With the hormonal changes that come with menopause, it is easy to gain weight. Exercise is a great way to combat weight gain and helps make up for any muscle loss you may experience due to menopause.
Engaging in cardio and other regular physical activity also helps relieve depression and can improve your self-esteem. In addition, exercise helps unwind the tension we often feel during menopause as we navigate hot flashes, depression, and anxiety.
Strength training is another natural approach we can take with menopause. It helps boost our decreasing metabolism and burns more fat. In addition, regular resistance exercise increases muscle strength. This is possible even without any big changes being made to muscle mass or body composition.
Yoga can help with hot flashes and irritability we often experience with menopause. It also helps reduce any emotional symptoms we feel because of menopause and is a great way to treat our physical pain and restore our emotional health during this milestone.
Remember the important thing is to change up your routine and the way you do things to keep the body tuned up and guessing all the time which will provoke fat loss in weird places and change your body composition overall.
If you want more information on how to conquer menopause naturally, check out my new video, where I discuss the symptoms of menopause and how cardio, strength training, and yoga can help with the more common symptoms.
So I invite you to join the conversation.
Let’s talk about menopause and how to deal with the symptoms. Let’s talk about how aging is a wonderful thing. Let’s talk about how women are always vibrant and beautiful no matter what age we’re at. I’m excited for this conversation and I’m excited to share more of it with you.
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