It seems like low levels of estrogen are responsible for many menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, weight gain, and irritability. Now, low energy levels can be added to that list, but thankfully there are steps you can take to get back on the right track.
How are you supposed to exercise if you feel too tired to move? It’s easy to make excuses, but once you start exercising, those good endorphins flood your body. Your attitude improves and you feel more energized.
Any exercise you can do for a 30-minute period is fine. Get a group exercise going, or clear your head on a solo walk. Exercise such as skiing, skating, and dancing not only lets you get moving, it’s fun and you can certainly use more of that in your life.
Eat More Often
Try breaking down three meals a day into six. Your blood sugar levels will be more stable, and you’ll be able to focus more on what you’re doing. Include a protein source like nuts, beef jerky, or Greek yogurt. Apples are a good source of pectin, which helps you lose weight. For extra flavor and protein, spread on a spoonful of nut butter.
Be careful that you are consuming the same number of calories that you would be eating with three larger meals.
Water is the best source to keep the body hydrated. Carry a water bottle with you, and take small sips during the day. If plain water is not your thing, try adding flavors you make yourself. Lemon and lime slices are refreshing. If you prefer water with a kick, use peaches with a touch of cayenne. Freeze fruit like berries in ice trays so they’re easy to pull out when you need a refreshing drink.
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