Want to delay your age of menopause?
Menopause is the time in your life when your ovaries stop releasing eggs, your hormones change dramatically, and you stop having your period.
Menopause isn't something that you can delay forever. It's a natural part of being alive. But, there are some physical and emotional factors that can affect when you reach menopause age.
The average age of the onset of menopause is 51. Let's check out how you can push that date back a bit and delay your menopause.
Stress and anxiety can contribute to early menopause. The worst part about that news is that if you're already feeling stressed and anxious, knowing this fact just makes you more stressed and anxious!
While you may not be able to drop all of your responsibilities and move to the country, you can do a few simple things to reduce your stress levels.
Try saying no the next time you're asked to do something that you don't want to do. Having too many "duty activities" causes us lots of stress.
When you find that you're in over your head, ask for help. You don't need to be superwoman.
Eat well - avoid foods high in sugar and carbs. This will keep your blood sugar level more even and keep you from sugar crashes.
Getting exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Speaking of exercise...
Exercising helps you to keep a balanced immune system, it helps reduce your stress levels, and it increases blood flow.
So, go for a walk, do some yoga, jump in the pool... just do something to move your body.
Black cohosh and dong quai have natural plant estrogens that increase your estrogen levels.
These plant estrogens can delay the onset of menopause and reduce menopause symptoms if you already have some of those.
If you're a smoker, you can add this to your list of reasons to quit!
Women who smoke are more likely to have an early menopause.
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