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10 Dec 2013 By

How to Manage Your Menopause Symptoms in the Workplace

Fighting hot flushes, vaginal dryness and mood swings while dealing with demanding schedules and tight deadlines in the workplace can seem like your pitted against the tigers in a gladiatorial ring of hell. For many women the stress of dealing with menopausal symptoms in the workplace can lead to not only additional problems in the workplace but problems at home or with daily tasks.

Coping: Tips on Battling Your Menopause Symptoms

Although menopause is not contagious its effects not only you but your colleagues in the workplace. More than 50% of women experience menopause and struggle with its symptoms daily. From sleep deprivation to memory loss it can wreck havoc on both the body and mind. In the workplace most working women are financially hitting their peak but as menopause hits and the hot flushes begin suddenly everything can seem like it´s unraveling.

Gain back your body and work life by implementing these few tips:

Exercise – touted as one the best stress relievers and recommended by experts exercise not only releases the mood enhancing chemical serotonin but improves your overall physical health. Light to moderate intensity activity for thirty minutes a day, four times a week can be the difference between your colleagues running away from you in blinding fear of or coming to you for advice.

Meditation – repeating a simple mantra can go a far way to calming your heart rate. When you feel the urge to scream after a mood swing erupts, stop and take a few deep breathes then repeat a calming phrase. If meditation is not the solution you´re looking for a variety of stress relieving techniques such as yoga or acupuncture are proven to have positive effects on reducing stress.

Diet – kick the caffeine habit to the curb and indulge in water and complex carbohydrates to help kick-start your endorphins and increase your cardiovascular fitness.

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