The Menopause Guide
The menopause is a time of life that you may not know very much about and a sense of feeling low is common.
You may feel sad that your children have moved out and that you are no longer needed in the same way as before. You may also experience physical changes that you were not prepared for.
The menopause is a natural part of life but can be a challenging time.
How you experience the menopause is personal and the difficulties can differ from person to person. Some women notice hardly any change, while others can feel very affected.
Talk to your friends and partner about your thoughts and feelings. Your friends may be going through similar experiences and it is good for your partner to know what you are feeling, in order to be able to give you support.
This is also a time of life when you may discover new interests. You never stop developing and the menopause may be your time to find yourself all over again.
Exercise can have a positive impact on the well being. It is also a good opportunity to socialize with friends and get out of the house, especially if you are feeling down.
It is a good idea to strengthen your body with gentle exercise, because women can develop osteoporosis as a result of the menopause. Some women also experience that exercise ease hot flushes.
It is important that you let your body recover. Allow yourself some rest if you feel tired after a walk. Listen to your body and don’t be too hard on yourself if you need to slow down a bit.
The menopause is known as “the second spring” in China.