Most of the time, for being strained out of menopause, women don’t pay attention to their health.
That is totally wrong. Living healthily can even help a lot in facing menopause.
To do so, you can try these healthy yet easy tips below:
- Breakfast Power
Chances are you have been sleeping during the night and it has been at least 8 hours or more since you last ate. A healthy, hearty breakfast gives you the fuel you need during the day, or at least until lunch. Easy to prepare breakfasts include cold cereal with fruit and low-fat milk, whole-wheat toast with peanut butter, yogurt with fruit, whole-grain waffles or even last night’s pizza!
- Get Physical!
It’s not as difficult as you might imagine to fit physical activities into your daily routine. Walk, bike or jog to see friends. Take a 10-minute activity break every hour while you read, do homework or watch TV. Climb stairs instead of taking an escalator or elevator.
- Power Snack
If you eat right during the day, it’s OK to eat cookies, chips and candy, as long as you do it only occasionally, and in moderation. Snacks are a great way to refuel. Healthy snacks include a glass of low-fat milk and a few graham crackers, an apple or celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins, or some dry cereal.
- Work Your Heart
Vigorous work-outs – when you’re breathing hard and sweating – help your heart pump better, give you more energy and help you look and feel best. Start with a warm-up that stretches your muscles. Include 20 minutes of aerobic activity, such as running, jogging, or dancing. Follow up with activities that help make you stronger such as push-ups or lifting weights. Then cool down by stretching and deep breathing.
- Too Much of One Thing is Not Always Good
You can eat foods such as hamburgers, french fries and ice cream and still eat healthy. The key is how often and how much of them you eat. Your body needs nutrients like protein, carbohydrates, fat and many different vitamins and minerals such as vitamins C and A, iron and calcium from a variety of foods. Balancing food choices from the Food Guide Pyramid and checking out the Nutrition Facts Panel on food labels will help you get all these nutrients.
- Activate Your Family and Friends!
Research has shown that you are more apt to remain on an exercise regimen if you exercise with friends or family. Encourage others to join you and plan one special physical activity event, like a bike ride or hiking, with a group each week.
- Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
Fruits and vegetables give you carbohydrates for energy, plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. Whole-wheat bread is healthier than white, as is spaghetti and oatmeal. Bananas, strawberries and melons are great tasting fruits. Don’t forget to add lettuce to your sandwich for a daily serving of vegetables