This blog on the peri and menopause covers step three of my menopause guide and is part seven in a series of eight. In a way it is the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle and is all about restoring your energy levels.
And this is where we see the real benefits. You will no longer be just getting by. This is the time when you start to really thrive in life.
How would you like to have boundless energy from morning through to night?
Are there people you admire because of their endless energy, the way they look and their aura of healthiness? You can be like them too!
This is no longer a distant possibility. Looking and feeling fabulous is now within your reach.
It’s a time to take up new hobbies, run around with your grandchildren, explore the world.
Whatever you have felt was impossible is now within reach.
So step three is all about setting you up for midlife and beyond. It’s the drive to complete wellness. It’s where you get back to feeling your best.
You’ve done all the hard work and now you have the mindset to start to focus on how you live your life. It’s time to generate the best environment you possibly can so that all the hard work can start to pay off. Here we want boundless energy throughout the day.
But before we get to the end game and start to really live, there is one more important focus area which must not be overlooked. And this is SLEEP
You can have the most perfect diet and take all the right supplements, but without good quality sleep all the good work is undone. When you sleep well, your hormones have the best chance of staying in balance.
Sleep is the time when your body repairs itself and energy levels are restored. It basically sets you up for the day! Your hormones thrive with good quality sleep!
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So this step is all about developing good sleep practices so that you can recharge your batteries.
And it’s also about movement and choosing the right exercise for your body so that you can get joy back into your life. Remember hormone changes have been underway in your body for a number of years. And it may be that you need a different approach to exercise. So in this step, we learn about SMART exercise. Exercise that is right for this time in your life. And variety is key here.
So a little bit of resistance training, cardio and flexibility is what you need right now and you can choose from a whole range of different activities to suit you and your preferences. And the good thing is this. When you reach this part of the plan – you really will be raring to go! It may take a little time to find the exercise you enjoy, but once you do, you will be fully motivated and keen to fully emerge yourself in this step.
Exercise will become part of your daily routine and something that you will start to crave. And why? Because you have the energy to do it and it will leave you feeling energised and raring to go.
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