Many women experience annoying symptoms when they go through menopause.
One common complaint is fatigue, especially during the early stages of menopause when your body is adjusting to the new chemical balance.
If you are experiencing fatigue as a result of perimenopause or menopause, you don’t need to suffer through it. Below are ten ways you can boost your energy levels and feel less fatigued.
Exercise regularly – Getting thirty to sixty minutes of exercise a day, even just taking a brisk walk, can help boost your energy levels. While this is probably the last thing you want to do when you are tired, exercise boosts your energy by producing feel-good hormones that give you more energy.
Limit caffeine and alcohol – Both caffeine and alcohol can affect your energy levels and interfere with your sleep. While they may give you an immediate rush of energy, this is often short and when it wears off you will be left feeling even more tired than before.
Watch what you eat – Eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day can provide you with constant energy, but you can’t eat just anything. Limit the amounts of processed fats and sweets you eat and instead eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains and lean proteins.
Practice relaxation – By taking the time to do the things you enjoy doing, you are allowing your body to relax. “Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Journal” published a study showing that stress-reduction therapy decreased hot flashes by 22 percent. Relaxing also contributes to a good night’s sleep, which will lead to more energy.
Get enough sleep – Hot flashes and night sweats can disrupt your sleep and leave you feeling tired. Making your bedroom darker and cooler than normal, using a ceiling fan and wearing lightweight clothing to bed can help you sleep better at night. Set your body’s clock by going to bed and waking up around the same time everyday.
Don’t overbook your day – You may feel more fatigued because you are trying to do much in a day. Learn to say no, and ask family to do some of the household chores. Taking on more then you can comfortably do in a day will increase your stress levels, which will impact your sleep and cause even more fatigue.
Drink enough water – When you aren’t getting enough water, your body needs to work harder to perform. This can lead to fatigue and difficulty concentrating. Increasing your water intake to eight to ten glasses of water a day will help give you more energy.
Get some sun – Sunlight helps stimulate feelings of alertness. If you are walking in the sun you are getting energy from both exercising and the sunlight. If you chose to relax and read a book outside, you are still getting double the benefits with relaxation and the sunlight.
Vitamin supplements– B-vitamins are an excellent option for energy. The best form of vitamin B is through nutritional yeast. Coconut oil is good for your thyroid and is also an energy booster.
Herbal remedies – Black cohosh and valerian are both herbal remedies for fatigue. Talk to your doctor before taking any herbs or supplements to make sure they are safe to take with any other medications you may be on. Get an automatic 10% discount on every order from my online dispensary.
Taking control of your fatigue is easy if you apply some or all of the above tips. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep, and relaxing, will help you have more energy to enjoy your life to the fullest.
In the Path to Hormone Health Program I share even more with you on ways to boost your energy and support your hormones. If you would like to get help and work with me, let’s chat.