The average age for the menopause is 51 but the peri-menopause can begin a long time before your last period. While the most widely discussed symptoms are hot flushes and night sweats, the symptoms are wide-ranging and you may be surprised to learn how many symptoms can be related to the change:
Did you know that pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) affects approximately 70 to 90% of women? That’s almost all of us! PMS describes any symptoms that occur after ovulation and disappear almost as soon as the period arrives. A further 10% of women with PMS may experience a very severe form called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
If you are confused about correct portion sizes, don’t worry, you are not alone. It is estimated that only one out of a hundred people could correctly identify the right portion sizes! It is always one of our most interesting topics in our 12 week Lose Fat Around the Middle course and usually a big eye opener.
Many parents dread the thought of getting back to lunch box preparation in September. However up to 1/3 of our children’s food is eaten in school and plays an important role in forming eating habits, so it is important to try to ensure that lunchboxes are as healthy as possible. For ideas read on, or tune into TV3 Saturday AM on 2nd September to see Heather sharing her top tips.
‘You are not what you eat, you are what you absorb’
Might not sound as catchy, but you can have a great diet and make good choices, but if you are not digesting and absorbing your nutrients correctly, then your good diet will not benefit your health.