Fatigue is a common menopausal complaint, especially if you are pre menopausal. Either way it haunts us. Our bodies are change, we still try to say yes to everyone in our lives and typically still don’t take proper care of ourselves and pay attention to these changes and how to relieve them.
Here are some tips to get your get up and go back.
1. Drink Lots of water. At least 8 glasses a day. It flushes out your system and hydrates your skin. You can also drink caffeine free tea and coffee. If you don’t stay hydrated you can suffer from symptoms like nausea and loss of concentration.
2. Learn to say no once in awhile. You can’t do everything and still expect to have any energy left over for yourself.
3. Exercise every single day for at least 30 minutes but preferably 60 minutes every day. It may seem impossible since you are tried but exercise actually increases your energy level. It can be your own personal fountain of youth. It creates the hormones that you you the energy you need to live an energy filled life. If possible do your exercising in the earlier part of the day and avoid exercising right before bedtime.
4. Cut back on alcohol and caffeine. It may give you a temporary charge of energy but it they can make you lose sleep and create real lows of energy shortly after consuming them.
5. If yo smoke quit. You have more energy without the toxins in the nicotine.
6. Portion control. Overeating and be exhausting and being overweight is a real drain on your energy, especially if your menopausal. Stick with a diet that is full of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low fat dairy and skim milk or soy milk.
7. Relax! Unwind! Read a good book, go for a nice walk outdoors, meditate or just find time to do the things you enjoy.
8. Find a way to get some sleep . Menopause comes with the thrills of night sweats and hot flashes. Yuck! It helps if you keep your bedroom nice and cool. Have a fan in your room – portable or even a ceiling fan and wear light bed clothes . Keep the room dark and try to get in the habit of going to bed and getting up at the same time every day including the weekend.
9. Experiment with some herbal remedies. A couple of herbs that are known to help with reduce menopausal symptoms that can cause fatigue and anxiety are valeria and black cohosh. You should always talk to your doctor before adding herbal supplements to your diet. They may interfere with any medications that you are currently on.
We’re all different but these suggestions will help you live the healthy, happy and energetic life you were meant to live.