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In my search to help those of us who are approaching, going through or suffering menopause I have discovered some extremely useful sites, articles and features. here is a quick summary for you to glance at and check out if you think they might be relevant to you. Click on the website to open a new window and read the article:

First, however, I need to direct you to Judi’s website A Baby Boomer Woman’s Life After 50 where you’ll find all sorts of entertaining posts and this wonderful article about beauty tips:

Expert Beauty Tips For Women 50 Plus

I was excited to review the new beauty book Toss the Gloss by Andrea Q. Robinson. Andrea’s illustrious career spans more than forty years, with chief roles at Estee Lauder, Tom Ford Beauty, Ralph Lauren Fragrances and  editorial at SeventeenVogueand Mademoiselle.

Since I’m trying to age gracefully I was eager to read Andrea’s “beauty tips, tricks and truths” for women 50 plus. The guide is overflowing with practical information for boomer girls…

Click HERE to read the complete article.

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Prolonged and Heavy Bleeding is Common During Menopause Transition

I could hear the fear and panic in my friend’s voice over the phone. She was bleeding so heavily that she was debating whether to go to the emergency room, but she wanted my opinion. Was she over-reacting? Was this just a normal part of approaching menopause?

Since menopause is associated with women no longer getting their menstrual period, women transitioning into menopause are often frightened by unpredictable, prolonged or heavy bleeding. The results of a new research study may help alleviate their fears…

Read more of this article by clicking the site Scientists Talk Funny 

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Why Your Waist Size Is A Risk Factor In Post Menopause Breast Cancer

Where’s your waist?

If you no longer curve in all the right places but bulge in too many, you need to keep any eye on your waist measurement because a larger waist circumference is associated with higher risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.

A significant body of research has linked abdominal obesity to a number of conditions, including heart disease, type II diabetes, and breast and other cancers. Those studies have led to the theory that having an “apple shaped” body, with weight concentrated in the chest and torso, is riskier than having a “pear-shaped” body, with fat concentrated in the hips, thighs and buttocks…

Read more by clicking on the website Bioidentical Hormone Health

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Spicing Up Your Sex Life After Menopause

Actress Virginia Madsen weighs in. Watch the Fox news video at Yahoo

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Night Sweats during Menopause and How Natural Supplements Can Help

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Night sweats menopause are among the first physical signs of menopause. These can begin when a woman enters her late 30s or early 40s and usually continue throughout the transition. A recent study indicates that night sweats can even continue after menopause, or the final period, has occurred. Natural supplements can help alleviate night sweats and help women sleep more comfortably.

Read more HERE

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Top 10 Energy Boosting Tips

“Growing old is compulsory, but staying healthy is optional.”

Physical activity has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety as well as decreasing the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes and can even improve sexual performance.

Here are my ten top tips to add that wow factor to your overall health and wellbeing.

Tip 1: Water

Being dehydrated can sap your energy, even slight dehydration of 1 or 2 % of your body weight can make you feel tired. If you feel thirsty, you’re already dehydrated and this can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness and other symptoms.

Tip 2: Yoga

Instead of the usual cup of coffee in the morning why not add a 10-15 minute yoga session to your morning routine, this will speed up your metabolism and has the potential to work out every muscle in your body. A great way to bring a burst of energy to your morning!

Tip 3: Keep the weight off

Obesity is a growing concern within the UK with nearly half the population being obese. Often this can be the cause for a lack of energy, as people don’t realise how much extra weight they have to carry around on a daily basis. This excess weight can slow you down and leave you feeling drained, tired and not to mention lowering your sexual self esteem.

Tip 4: It’s good to nibble

It’s important to maintain a normal blood sugar level, in order to do this you should eat every few hours. This will help you maintain muscle tissue, which burns more calories than fat tissue, whilst putting the much-needed skip in your step. But don’t overdo it. Overeating can be just as bad as starvation…

Read more HERE

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