“During menopause, it’s important to look after yourself.
Healthy lifestyle choices will help to improve physical
and emotional symptoms at every stage of menopause”.1

Umbrella
What may the Menopause Healthy Living Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Menopause Healthy Lifestyle/Living
  • Menopause Lifestyle Management

Age

Is there an association between age and healthy living?

On page two in Maintaining Health and Preventing Disease After the Menopause the International Menopause Society (IMS) note:

“As women age, the likelihood of developing chronic diseases increases. Prevention is the key; managing your lifestyle will lower the risks and will enhance quality of life”.2

Menopause

Is there an association between menopause and healthy living?

In The Menopause: What Can Be Done? Lifestyle Factors the (British) Women’s Health Concern (WHC) elaborate on:

“A healthy lifestyle can minimize the effects of the menopause, helping to keep the heart and bones strong. Many women feel that this is a good time to review the way they treat their body”.3

In Looking After Yourself the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) note:

Menopause Health Living
“During menopause, it’s important to look after yourself. Healthy lifestyle choices will help to improve physical and emotional symptoms at every stage of menopause”.4

Chronic Disease

Is there an association between healthy living and chronic disease?

In Looking After Yourself: Healthy Weight the JH explain:

“Looking after your health during the perimenopause years can prevent weight gain during menopause. This will also help you reduce the risk of chronic disease”.5

Healthy Living

What does healthy living include?

In Healthy Living: Summary the (United States) MedlinePlus explain:

“Many factors affect your health. Some you cannot control, such as your genetic makeup or your age. But you can make changes to your lifestyle. By taking steps toward healthy living, you can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and other serious diseases:

  • Get the screening tests you need
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat a variety of healthy foods, and limit calories and saturated fat
  • Be physically active
  • Control your blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Don’t smoke
  • Protect yourself from too much sun
  • Drink alcohol in moderation, or don’t drink at all
  • Get enough sleep every day
  • Work on improving your mental health, for example by practicing mediation, relaxation techniques, or gratitude”.6

Health Care Provider

What if I would like help with healthy living?

If you would like help with healthy living, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this.

On page two of Menopause: What Can You Do To Help With Menopause? the JH explain:

“Depending on your symptoms, you can also see a specialist. For example, a gynaecologist, psychologist, endocrinologist or dietitian”.7

The WHC also note:

“Some women breeze through a problem-free menopause, but most experience some symptoms ranging from mild to severe. If you feel that you are struggling, advice and support is widely available. The important thing is to be aware of any changes and to consult your GP for advice. Whatever the symptoms, help is available in a range of ways.

Above all, bear in mind that your health is your responsibility and that you are in charge. This is a time when your body deserves some tender loving care”.8

Who is a GP?

DotS and/or DotC (Depending on the Country) a GP may be a qualified and registered general practitioner, a medical practitioner, a medical doctor or a doctor.

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  1. Maintaining Health and Preventing Disease After the Menopause. 2014:2. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/wmd-2014-leaflet-english.pdf Accessed: 08 November 2022
  2. The Menopause: What Can Be Done? Lifestyle Factors. Reviewed: November 2019. Women’s Health Concern https://www.womens-health-concern.org/help-and-advice/factsheets/menopause/ Accessed: 08 November 2022
  3. Looking After Yourself. Last Updated: 03 October 2022 | Last Reviewed: 19 August 2022. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/menopause/menopause-management/ Accessed: 08 November 2022
  4. Looking After Yourself: healthy Weight. Last Updated: 03 October 2022 | Last Reviewed: 19 August 2022. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/menopause/menopause-management/ Accessed: 08 November 2022
  5. Healthy Living: Summary. Page Last Updated: 25 March 2015. MedlinePlus https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthyliving.html Accessed: 08 November 2022
  6. Menopause: What Can You Do To Help With Menopause? Updated June 2022:2. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/contents/documents/Resources/Fact_sheets/Menopause.pdf Accessed: 08 November 2022
  7. The Menopause: Conclusions. Reviewed: November 2019. Women’s Health Concern https://www.womens-health-concern.org/help-and-advice/factsheets/menopause/ Accessed: 08 November 2022
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