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Empower Yourself—Celebrate Change

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It's time to think about change in a whole new way! It's realizing that a new life phase might not be a door closing but a door opening. There are some things that you can do—some basic and some you might not have thought about — to empower yourself and celebrate the changes in your life.

Here are a few tried and true ways to get a jump-start:

  • Eat well, get plenty of rest, and avoid excess caffeine, alcohol, and sugar
  • Use relaxation techniques, such as rhythmic breathing exercises, yoga, and regular exercise
  • Find a support group where you can discover what others are doing to celebrate their menopause

Here are a few more ways to celebrate your new sense of freedom:

  • If there's something you've been putting on hold, there's no time like the present to see what life has to offer. It’s never too late to get a start on realizing your aspirations
  • Laugh—yes, laughter is still good medicine. It can even boost your immune system, help you with learning and memory, and help you celebrate the changes in your life
  • And, don't forget to put yourself first. It's the most precious gift you can give to yourself

Hot flashes are common for women during and after menopause. But, that doesn't mean you have to take it. Here are a few tips that may help offer some relief:

  • Wear lighter clothing and dress in thin layers
  • Keep the room temperature cool or use a fan
  • Get regular physical exercise. If you do 20 minutes of exercise even 3 times a week, it can be good for your overall health and, yes, lessen the severity of hot flashes
  • Drink cold beverages rather than hot ones
  • Avoid potential triggers, such as spicy food, caffeine, smoking, and alcohol

It's your moment to celebrate

“Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”-Anonymous

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.