Attended a talk about the menopause yesterday. Interestingly, it said yoga was beneficial- it provides gentle exercise, maintains joint health (and can promote bone density) and can help stabilise the mood swings caused by fluctuating hormones.

Other tips were to wear a variety of loose cotton layers to deal with hot flushes (and use a Dyson mini fan!).

As fruit has a high sugar content it was recommended that we only eat two pieces of fruit as part of our ‘five a day’. Sugar and refined carbs can add to the weight gain commonly associated with the menopause and excess weight can exacerbate the symptoms of the change. Hummus and carrot were suggested as an alternative to fruit snacks.

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