Empowering Your Body : Menopause and the Journey to Wellness

There are typical norms about periods and menopause that you can hear from all corners of the world, especially the ones that have the historic myths made by their ancestors, which they drag till date. As a woman, you must understand that sharing and taking a stand on such issues is the only way to bring up any kind of change, so keeping it hidden won’t help you with anything!

Always remember that you have to take care of your own health, and no one else is responsible for doing so. Unless you share the problems that you face while you are going through this phase, people will never know, and eventually, you will end up doing things all by yourself!!

During this phase, you will need much support during this phase to get through it.

Menopause is the phase in a woman’s life when she stops menstruating. This new phase begins between the ages of 45 to 55.

When a woman enters the menopausal phase of her life, it means she will begin experiencing a mixture of emotions, and simultaneously the body has started functioning very differently.

Stages of Menopause

There are three stages of menopause that you will get to know about postmenopause, menopause, and perimenopause, and they are not so difficult to deal with. Your willingness to keep yourself active and healthy is the only solution to all the problems that come along with this phase. Let us read a brief explanation of the three phases.


Perimenopause is also known as the stage, which is “around menopause,” which means the woman is about to enter the menopausal phase. A woman who is 30 or 40 in age starts facing symptoms that come along with the perimenopausal phase.


Menopause is the time when a woman does not have a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. During this phase, certain changes take place, like the ovaries stopping producing eggs and the levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body lowering significantly.


This is the final stage of menopause which begins later than 12 months after a woman has her last menstrual period. During this phase, the symptoms of menopause may begin to decrease at some point, but other health issues may arise, such as osteoporosis and heart disease.

Empowering Your Body

Menopause can be seen as a time of increased confidence and self-assurance as you navigate this new phase of life. Your body goes through a lot of changes, and self-care can help you feel more comfortable and confident. It is a natural process that every woman faces in her lifespan that begins between the ages of 45 to 55.

While menopause is a challenging time for every woman going through this stage, it can also be a time of growth and self-discovery. Embracing this phase of life means a woman is accepting the new phase of life and looking at it in a positive light.

Menopause is often seen as something very negative, which comes with a lot of consequences, but there are many positive things to do during this phase. Besides this, you also have the opportunity to explore new interests and hobbies that you may not have had time for before.

The Journey to Wellness

Not one but menopause is an invitation to many problems. A woman goes through a bunch of issues that also include the changes happening in her body. As you read further, you will get to know the solutions to your problems. Go through the points thoroughly so that you can understand them perfectly.

Food Consumption

During Menopause, there are hormonal changes that happen in your body that weaken the bones weaken. Eating food that is rich in calcium and vitamin D is necessary as they are suitable for bone health.

Most fruits and vegetables have fewer calories but have several nutrients. Adding fruits and vegetables to your meals will keep your bones healthy and keep you away from gaining weight.

Hormonal changes during menopause weaken bones. Hence, eating food that is rich in calcium, vitamin D, and magnesium for menopause is necessary as they are suitable for your entire health.

Stay Hydrated

Consume a lot of water. This is an addition to menopause self-care. A body full of water will help you stay cool, maintain a healthy body temperature, and reduce menopausal symptoms like bloating and dry skin.

Avoid drinking caffeine and alcohol and replace them with herbal tea, non-alcoholic beverages, and lots of water. Increased alcohol and caffeine intake will interfere with your sleep cycle. Additionally, it brings on hot flashes, a menopause symptom that interferes with sleep.

Manage your Habits

Menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and an increased risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease are brought on by smoking. So, to keep your body healthy during menopause, affirm yourself to quit smoking. If you are on vacation or at a party, there will be a lot of distractions in your diet.

With all the delicious food showcased on top to offer, it’s hard to focus on your diet. In such cases, try to add more vegetables and fruits and avoid eating fried food as much as possible. Even on normal days, plan your diet in advance and remember to add more proteins and vitamins to carbohydrates.

A Sound Sleep

Making a habit of a 30-minute exercise routine daily will definitely improve your overall health. Not only will it improve your mental health, it will help you sleep properly and put you out of stress.

A proper sound sleep is important to wake up fresh on the coming day. It is suggested by doctors that having 7 to 9 hours of sound sleep is necessary for everyone. Do not skip meals. Your mood swings should never affect on eating.

Share your thoughts

Keeping all your thoughts to yourself during menopause is in no way healthy. The more you share, the more you can get help from others. This is why it is always recommended to discuss it with those around you, be it your friends, family members, and fellow buddies who are going through menopause.

Apart from all these above-mentioned support to your health, you can also try seeking help in other ways as well. In the following, I will list some ways by which you can get help and start your journey towards wellness and creating an empowered body, so let us begin reading the points.


As we have reached the end of the article, I hope all the points were clear enough for you to understand the menopausal phase. You have to make sure of taking care of yourself to the fullest so that you can overcome the period smoothly. The best way to get any solution is to talk about it. Hence, I hope I was able to help you by giving solutions to all your problems.

Team PainAssist
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Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Team PainAssist, Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:August 18, 2023

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