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What they tell Midlife Women to Do....And What they actually should do.

Most Western medicine treats all midlife women the same. They tell them to eat less and move more, to avoid carbs and then often times for the midlife hormonal swings and insomnia, they will prescribe sleeps aid and antidepressants.

But, in fact, these are the most beneficial things for midlife women:

*eat adequate protein for your body weight-midlife women need more protein in order to maintain their lean muscle and can even grow more muscle as they age

*increase NEAT - increase your daily non-exercise activity and try to get in a minimum of 6,000-8,000 steps daily

*since Midlife women's declining hormones can be a stress to the adrenals, it is essential that midlife women learn proper ways to deal with stress and to implement relaxation techniques.

*in order to not lose muscle mass as they age, midlife women must lift heavy weights 3-4 times week. These weights should be heavy enough to create muscle fatigue. And women should try to work towards progressively overloading that muscle over time.

*drink adequate water daily for your body weight. And make sure to add a good quality electrolyte source to your water to insure that you are keeping your minerals in balance since they can be lost through sweating and urination.

*make sure to get a nice daily dose of morning sunshine which will improve your mood, as well as help to regulate your circadian rhythm.

*begin to create good sleep habits at night by putting your devices away a few hours before bedtime (or use blue light blocking glasses). This will insure that your body can begin to allow cortisol to come down and your melatonin production to ramp up at the proper time at night. Also, be sure to keep all devices at least 10 feet away from you while you sleep. Those EMFs are not conducive to a good nights sleep.

*Minimize alcohol consumption since it can negatively affect our already declining hormones.

*consume good carbs such as fruits and roots-these are beneficial for our thyroid and hormone health and will help contribute to a good night's sleep.

*lastly, if you are interested in hormone replacement for the long term health benefits, seek out a reputable doctor whose main focus is hormones and who has been educated on the current science of BHRT. This may take time and diligent research but they are out there.

If you are a midlife woman who is struggling with the current changes in your body, please reach out to me and let's discuss the changes that we can make for you to see some improvement!

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