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Change for good: resolutions for 2013

by Margery Gass | Dec 27, 2012

Change your mind and body
Remember that healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes with varied packaging. Having a healthy body image starts with positive thinking and continues with healthy lifestyle choices. So start off 2013 with these key healthy habits:

  • Eat right for healthy skin, hair, and bones
  • Exercise regularly to boost your self-esteem, self-image, energy level, and even improve your temperament
  • Get adequate rest — it’s key for daily stress management and long-term health

Change your future
We all need to be proactive in taking care of our health. One way to do that is to assess our own risk for common health issues related to aging and menopause. Here are two simple tests that can help make this effort a priority:

  1. A one-minute test to determine osteoporosis risk, created by the International Osteoporosis Foundation.
  2. The American Heart Association has created an online tool to measure cardiovascular disease risk.

Change your change
Attitude can have a tremendous impact on your menopause transition and on your resilience to ordinary setbacks, too. For instance, the more negative a woman’s thoughts about hot flashes, the more intense they may seem.

It has been shown that changing thoughts and attitudes may reduce symptoms. Even in the face of difficult symptoms, women consistently say that changing their outlook helps. Here are some ways to make your menopause experience more positive.





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