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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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Posts to our Blog are written by NAMS staff members and Dr. Margery Gass. All posts are reviewed and edited by Dr. Gass. We strive to bring you the most recent and interesting information about various aspect of menopause and midlife health. We accept no advertising for our website. We want you to have accurate, unbiased, evidence-based information. 

Margery L.S. Gass, MD, NCMP
NAMS Executive Director

An internationally recognized leader in the field of menopause, Dr. Gass became Executive Director of The North American Menopause Society in 2010. Dr. Gass has been an investigator on numerous research projects, including serving as a principal investigator for the Women’s Health Initiative, and has published and presented on a wide range of topics related to menopause, including osteoporosis, sexual dysfunction, and hormone therapy.

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