I’m 55 and feel so drained, how can I get back some oomph in my life?

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  1. Staness Jonekos wrote on :

    Not sure if you are perimenopausal or post menopausal, but once our estrogen declines it often takes our oomph with it. Throw in aging and a busy lifestyle and you have a oomph bandit.

    A few “get your oomph back” tips:

    1. Make sure you are eating healthy real foods, lean proteins, low to medium glycemic carbs and healthy fats. Eat every 4 hours to keep your blood sugar stable (an oomph stealer) and kick start that metabolism for energy.
    2. Exercise – the easiest way to start feeling better. It is often hard to start when your are feeling pooped, but try to add 30 minutes a day of some activities (walking, biking, exercise DVD). It will get those feel-good endorphins flowing again.
    3. If you are suffering from menopause symptoms, discuss management options with your health care provider.
    4. Do something special for YOU. A new hair style, new outfit, a massage, girls luncheon.
    5. Make quiet time for yourself.
    6. If you are taking care of a family, hubby, parents – get support and don’t forget to take care of yourself.
    7. Get plenty of sleep.
    8. Unplug! Don’t answer the phone, turn off the computer.
    9. Schedule time for fun activities.
    10. Celebrate YOU.

    My motto during menopause—- ME-NO-Pause

    Hope that helps put a little oomph back in your life.

    • audrey dirisio wrote on :

      Thanx, I will start with these tips today.

    • Staness Jonekos wrote on :

      Keep us posted! Feeling drained during the menopause journey is common – we are here to support YOU.

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