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World Menopause Day 2023

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World Menopause Day is held every year on the 18th of October. This year’s theme for World Menopause Day is cardiovascular disease.

In this edition of Wellbeing with Leila we discussed the natural ways you can help yourself and relieve symptoms of the menopause.

Small Steps

Much of Laila’s advice is around diet.  Women going through the menopause often put on weight – and develop stubborn fat around the waist.

But the key to successful dieting is to take small steps.  You don’t have to deprive or starve yourself.

Simple changes – such as snacking on two biscuits with your cup of tea, rather than three.

Over a period of time, you’ll save about 100 calories each time – and that really adds up.

The same with exercise.  We all know it’s good for us – but getting motivated can be a challenge.

At a time of the year where the weather is on the change and it’s cold outside it is tempting to just cocoon yourself on the sofa and feel sorry for yourself.

Even a five minute stroll around the block can bring wonderful health benefits.

OK, if you want to lose weight and improve cardiovascular health – you’ll need to perhaps up your game a bit.  Longer walks and at a faster pace.

But it’s important to make a start – and the amazing thing is, even a five minute walk can truly improve your mental health and outlook.

The theme for this year is Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels.

According to the NHS Website, CVD is one of the main causes of death and disability in the UK, but it can often largely be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle.

Of note, women experiencing the menopause can be more at risk – so it’s vital that you help yourself when it comes to exercising and diet.

Find out more about World Menopause Day and a host or resources at the British Menopause Society.

You can listen again to this episode of Wellbeing with Leila right here.

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