Dance or Zumba classes are not only fun, releasing dopamine and serotonin, but they also have the added advantage of enhancing cognitive function.Hatha and Iyengar yoga are also brilliant as they can tone and strengthen the body while calming the mind and mood.
Weight-bearing exercise is essential for combating osteoporosis as it is good for bone density.It can also increase levels of testosterone which boosts the libido. Cardio is great for weight loss, and heart fitness, but avoid high-intensity during this time as this can aggravate the stress hormones.
Do you ever find yourself struggling to remember the name of something, or with your working memory, the ability to calculate the tip in a restaurant, for example? Hormonal rebalancing through HRT or herbal medicine can combat this, as well as a diet rich in essential fatty acids such as oily fish, nuts and seeds.
To beat those hot flushes, cut down on caffeine as this can trigger hot flushes and anxiety. Try calming herbal teas instead such as chamomile, fennel and mint.
Meditation can train the body to not trigger the fight or flight response. Once it is triggered it is very difficult to pull it back. It also promotes feelings of well-being and harmony.
No longer a taboo subject, women such as Zoe Ball, Gillian Anderson, Jennifer Saunders, Meg Mathews, and Kim Cattrall are loud and proud in talking about their menopause and sharing their experience and advice with other women going through the same thing.
On the 10th of November I attended The Stylist Festival of Inspiration at Olympia.It was a fun and wonderful morning out of the office with Elena Shchukina, and it really helped us to look outwards from our world and imagine other possibilities outside of our creative box.It really lived up to our expectations! View fullsize…
An update from Covent Garden, London on what I have been up to in the first months of 2017.I talk about my travels to Europe and Africa, the changing seasons, and getting ready for Summer. Don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel to be the first to watch my upcoming video on Summer Health Tips.