I understand the frustration of the aches and pains associated with ageing, auto immune disease, and the menopause. The insomnia, mood swings, overwhelm, and an ever-increasing list of foods that make you bloat or feel bleurgh.
I’ve read multiple books on what might cause us ladies to feel lousy, lethargic and foggy. The message that many of these books shared was
-keep moving, however gently
-drink a sufficient amount of water
-eat nutritious, unprocessed food
-improve your sleep (doesn’t that just add to the stress when you’ve got insomnia?!!)
-cut down on alcohol and caffeine
-laugh, socialise, hang around positive people
-practice mindfulness, breathing exercises + meditation
Most of those ways to deal with aging are common sense and simple to implement with a little discipline.
When we’re struggling to keep up with the to-do list, exercise might be the last thing on our mind. But movement can really benefit us physically, mentally and emotionally.
Movement is vital. Even when you’re chronically tired, a little stiff and sore, I encourage you to find a way to move.
Movement stimulates the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system flushes toxins out of the body + carries immune cells throughout the body to help defend against infections. Lack of movement means toxins will build up and immune cells can’t get to parts of the body causing symptoms such as aches and pains, swelling and lower immunity
Movement can increase the production of your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins
Movement with a friend is even better! It's more motivating and fun
-If you’re too tired to move, try a course of gentle Bowen Therapy sessions
-Rest constructively in my Restorative Yoga class
-Enjoy a self-paced stretch in a Yin Yoga class
-Once your lethargy starts to shift, try Hatha Yoga
-Or Yoga + Pilates, a blended class to build core strength
I’d be delighted to be of support to you as you navigate all stages of the menopause.