You may need to make some lifestyle changes that will help you maintain good health after menopause. Remember that the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis increases as you age. Some easy lifestyle changes may help reduce menopause symptoms and improve overall health.

    
  • Heart health
  • Bone health
  • Improve sleep
  • Limit caffeine and alcohol
  • Stay cool
  • Heart Health

    You can reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and even some cancers by taking care of your heart.

        
  • If you smoke, quit —Smoking is the number one preventable cause of premature death
  • Eat a healthy diet—Increase intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Your diet should be low in saturated and trans fats.
  • Exercise regularly—Aim for 30-60 minutes of exercise every day. It releases chemicals in your brain, which make you feel better.
  • Manage stress—Stress comes from every aspect of life. Learn to relax and find time for yourself. This includes exercise and other pleasurable activities. Some relaxation techniques include meditation, deep breathing, progressive relaxation, yoga, and biofeedback.