Menopause Month: Getting Educated

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This Week’s Thrive In Five Is About Getting Educated

Week three in our Menopause Month series is about getting educated. With so much misinformation out there, it’s important to learn what perimenopause and menopause really is and what it means. Getting educated is therefore just as useful as the tips we’ve already given you on sleep and energy.

The Unknown

Up until very recently, I thought menopause was something to get through – almost like a dip in our lifelines, and then we slowly return to ‘normal’. I naively didn’t realise that when those hormones are run-down, they’re run-down. Not to mention when our bodies stop producing estrogen, that’s it; these things aren’t going to recover and come back. Consequently, it can be a real slide into low energy, low mood, and low motivation. In addition, we are at higher risk of developing health problems such as heart disease and cognitive decline. These aren’t the nicest things to read about, but it is important that we know what to look out for.

Getting Educated

To get educated, we must be conscious of where our knowledge is coming from. Many of the things I read on social media do not reflect the facts of perimenopause and menopause. While it can be helpful to share our experiences with others, remember that everyone is different. For that reason, it is essential that we seek professional medical advice and information from trusted sources whenever possible.

A Webinar For You

Watch on-demand our ‘Raising Awareness of Menopause in the Working World’ webinar. We enlisted an expert, GP and functional medicine practitioner – and my personal doctor – Dr. Tanya Patrick. Together, we’ll be busting myths, giving you some facts and stats, and talking all things HRT and perimenopause. You can find out more and watch HERE.

Wellbeing Resources

Check out our free posture guide for desk workers. Many of us frequently sit or stand at a desk, our posture guide will show you how to set up your workstation, stretches to do to avoid getting tight, uncomfortable muscles, and how to correct your posture to stay relaxed and energised whilst at work.

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