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Health Tip: Manage Menopause

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Health Tip: Manage Menopause

Eat right and don't smoke

(HealthDay News) -- The onset of menopause brings many physical and emotional changes, and common symptoms from hot flashes to weight gain.

Womenshealth.gov offers these recommendations to help minimize menopausal symptoms:

  • Eat a balanced, nutritious diet, making an effort to limit caffeine and alcohol.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Get plenty of regular exercise to help strengthen bones, lose weight, boost mood and help you sleep.
  • Practice regular stress management techniques, such as yoga or meditation.
  • Lose any excess weight.