Something ass-tounding happened in 1996 when I met a man I ultimately lived with for nine years. Early in the relationship, on an unexpected overnight at his place, I got up in the morning and grabbed a clean pair of his briefs from his closet.
Reading my grandmother's journals with an eye toward how she may have felt during her menopause was a tender and meaningful experience for me. It was inspiring to realize that she lived her life to the fullest, demonstrating the kind of strength unique to women.
Menopause is a naturally occurring physiological process that we don't need to fear. And if you haven't begun an exercise program yet, menopause is yet one more incentive to begin now and enjoy the endless benefits that exercise has to offer.
The most common concerns I hear from my menopausal and postmenopausal patients are how easy it is to gain weight and how hard it is to lose weight. It's a real challenge. But there are 5 steps you can easily take to lose weight in menopause and keep it off.
This is not another one of those articles listing all the ways we can make ourselves look younger. Nor is it one that will help us confront and psychologically "deal with" the natural process of aging.