Being middle-aged has gotten a bad wrap over the years and I’m here to crush the negativity surrounding these years! I’m sharing my tips to manage menopause symptoms naturally all while living my best life. I’ve partnered with Life-flo to empower women during times of change.
Moving Into Midlife Years
I can honestly say I am getting better with age! I’m becoming more confident in my body, my skin and who I am as a person. I’m in better shape and I’ve learned how to dress for my body type and how to properly apply makeup. I take the time to do all the things to help me feel good about myself. The one catch is my health, which seems to try to take a hit but I refuse to let it. Between an autoimmune disease diagnosis and an early hysterectomy (age 35), my body could use a little TLC.
Having a radical hysterectomy at 35 put me into surgical menopause. Because of my age I have to take hormone replacement, but I’ve learned there are other things my body also needs to feel its best. I’ve been using the Life-flo magnesium collection, which has so many great benefits to our changing (and sometimes aching) bodies.
I’ve paired the Life-flo magnesium collection with these steps to manage menopause symptoms naturally.
Manage Menopause Symptoms Naturally
Exercise and meditation
To combat mood changes and joint stiffness and pain, exercise and meditation does wonders for the body. I’m currently doing a fitness program that focuses on mobility and stability. This program is making me more flexible and makes my every day movements easier and more comfortable. Before and after each workout I do a lot of stretching to minimize pain and discomfort. During my stretching I try to meditate and clear my mind, which helps with my ever-growing brain fog.
I like to rub Life-flo magnesium gel onto my muscles and joints. This works great for post workout relief and targeted restoration. The magnesium gel is a highly concentrated gel of magnesium chloride from the Zechstein Sea in the Netherlands. Because I’m sensitive to fragrance I appreciate there are no added ingredients or scents and it feels so nice and mild on my skin. It’s perfect for massage and relaxation.
Eating the right foods and avoiding problematic ones can definitely help manage menopause symptoms. But what foods are good and which ones are not? A diet rich in calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D is said to help prevent osteoporosis, which is more common in post-menopausal women. It’s beneficial to stay away from processed foods, which goes for everyone really, but even more important for our aging bodies. Refined carbohydrates such as rice, pasta and potatoes and lead to worsened hot flashes, as can alcohol and spicy foods. Eating as naturally as possible can help with so many symptoms and do our bodies good.
Develop a routine
Self-care may look a little different for each of us, but for me I’ve found my skin, my mind and my body need a good morning and nighttime routine. With the aid of a good facial skincare line I’m managing my autoimmune disease inflammation and redness.
To care for the rest of my body, I like to have a nice foot and/or body soak in a tub filled with Life-flo Magnesium Flakes. The flakes are highly concentrated crystals of magnesium chloride and they work well in a warm (not hot) bath. I actually prefer a warm soak because I can’t tolerate a lot of heat. A magnesium soaked bath is great for restoring and refreshing your body and mind, which I find to be a relaxing way to prep for bedtime. A good soak helps the stress melt away, which is an added bonus.
If you don’t have time for a soak or you want an extra boost, the Life-flo magnesium lotion and/or pure magnesium oil spray are perfect for layering. I’ve experienced a loss of skin elasticity and a lot of dryness since my surgical menopause so I love the magnesium lotion post-shower or evening soak. Combined with rich she butter and coconut oil, the magnesium lotion soothes and hydrates the skin without leaving it feeling greasy. I love the mild vanilla scent and that it’s not overpowering, but just nice and clean.
To complete the Life-flo collection are a bar of magnesium soap and pure magnesium oil spray. Magnesium is so wonderful for menopause and the spray can be massaged into overworked muscles and joints or used as a deodorant. If you’re looking for other products to add to your routine, Life-flo offers skincare, oils, and balance creams, in addition to magnesium.
You are not alone in this mid-life transition and there are products and things you can do to make this a more joyous time. Whether you have 5 minutes or an hour to care for yourself, self-care is so important! I’m loving the time I take to clear my mind, body and spirit while improving my brain fog, mobility and stability.