Did you know that 12 minutes of yoga a day can be more effective than any drug to increase bone density? Professor Loren M Fishman, a physician at Columbia University has spent years gathering evidence on the impact of Yoga on bone health. She determined that: “Yoga is safe, even for people who have suffered a loss of important bone mass […] Yoga puts more pressure on the bones than gravity and by opposing one group of muscles against others, it stimulates the osteocytes, the cells that make up the bones.”
I have to confess that, at 44 years old, I still do not feel I have started with the hormonal changes to suggest that I am going through perimenopause. However, I am preparing. I am very curious and attentive to what other women and friends experience during this stage.
As women who have gone through menopause at least a decade ago, we may one day look in the mirror and say, “what happened to my hair?” On my bathroom sink counter, I have a photo of myself at age 40 with my first son, Andrew, and my husband. My hair looks great, as it always did. But gradually, over twenty years of dying with a commercial hair dye containing ammonia, and then not with ammonia, and basically just living through the stresses of balancing a career and family, my hair became thin and brittle.
Back pain is an ailment that affects the majority of people at some point in their life, causing a notable impact on quality of life. In addition, it is a pathology that worsens with age, and according to statistics, affects women to a greater extent.
As I wrote in a previous article, fixed diets affect menopause. You need to consider health risks such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and insulin resistance and potential lifestyle changes during the transition.