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:
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:
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.
Grapefruit contains natural chemicals that alter how the body processes certain medications, so that you can end up with much higher levels of a drug than intended. For some drugs, higher levels can lead to inadequate breathing and dangerous increases in heart rhythm. You can learn more about how grapefruit affects your medicines from the FDA.
If you are taking any medications by mouth, check the list to see if you should avoid grapefruit. Be safe!
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.
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