One of the biggest myths about the menopause is it starts after 50. 

Err MYTH!

The menopause can begin at any time during your 40’s-60’s. Or even earlier (although this is rarer).

Whether you’re right in the thick of the menopause or just starting to notice signs, this is a crucial time to take care of your health.

Due to decreasing hormone levels and the influence of mother nature (age and genetics), our bodies go through a fundamental change during the menopausal years.

Some of these changes leave us vulnerable to other ailments. For example, bone loss increases our risk of osteoporosis and fractures.

It’s vital at this juncture of life, you make time to look after your health.

Okay, we know the body changes during the menopause?

Symptoms like weight gain, mood swings, vaginal dryness, loss of libido are all commonly known. 

So, what does this mean for my sex life? 

Is it curtains down?

100% no. 

Here are some tips on how to improve your sex life during the menopause.

There’s nothing pleasant about heart palpitations.

Who wants to feel like their heart is about the burst out of your chest? 

No one.

(Okay, maybe it’s fine if you’re being chased by a very scary tiger).

But otherwise, it’s pretty worrisome.

What are your go-to feel-good habits?

Maybe you’re an early bird—up before the rest of the household to have some quiet me-time.

Or you like to journal. Research shows keeping a gratitude diary can improve our sense of well-being.

Or you’re a walker. Being outside in the fresh air is what lights you up and helps you get through the week.