8 Simple Staying At Home Ideas

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When you’re not used to being at home a lot it’s all too easy to stay in your PJ’s or exercise gear and lie on the couch watching Netflix. Try these little tips to add some organisation in your day.

1. Keep doing the basics like making the bed, showering, getting dressed and putting your lipstick on if you wear it.

2. Don’t forget to take your 40+/55+ for your hormone health and to support your immunity. So many people forget their usual habits when their routines are disrupted.

3. Eat healthy food (avoid getting into the junk/comfort food habit).

4. Keep hydrated. Not drinking enough doesn’t support our immunity.

5. Exercise daily, but keep it local.

6. Consider an ‘isolation transformation’. If you’d like to lose a few kgs, let your hair go grey or grow your nails out now could make an ideal time.

5. Remember to keep socially connected outside your bubble via phone/messenger/Zoom/What’s App/ Skype (or join our private Facebook group 40+ Goddesses here).

6. If you’re working set focused working times in 90-minute blocks followed by a 15-minute break, and don’t forget to take a lunch break. There’s great science behind this.

7. If you’re not working try learning something new, read that book you’ve been putting off, declutter your wardrobe and put a time limit on binging on Netflix.

8. Do something fun.

We hope that helps.

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Post-menopause


This is the time when menstruation is well and truly over, the ovaries have stopped producing high levels of sex hormones and for many ladies, perimenopause symptoms subside.

Estrogen has protective qualities and the diminished levels mean organs such as your brain, heart and bones become more vulnerable. It’s also a key lubricant so your lips may become drier, your joints less supple and your vagina might be drier. In addition, your thyroid, digestion, insulin, cortisol and weight may alter.

At this juncture, a woman might experience an increase in the signs of reduced estrogen but she should have a decrease of perimenopause symptoms. That said, some women will experience symptoms like hot flushes for years or even the rest of their lives.

Perimenopause

Peri = ‘near’

Most females begin to experience the symptoms of perimenopause in their mid-forties. Your progesterone levels decline from your mid-30s but it’s generally from around 40 that the rest of your sex hormones begin to follow suit. 

Perimenopause is a different experience for every woman and some women may barely notice it. The first indicators are usually changes to the monthly cycle. This means that for some ladies, this can be accompanied by things like sore breasts, mood swings, weight gain around the belly, and fatigue as time goes on.

For those with symptoms it can be a challenging time physically, mentally and emotionally.

Importantly, perimenopause lasts – on average – four to 10 years. The transition is usually a gradual process and many women enter perimenopause without realising.