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sourced to balance your hormones. When you use the cream, you are encouraging your body not to make and process the natural hormones you have—it confuses the body and also further throws off your other hormones. Wild yam cream might treat symptoms, but it ignores the root of your imbalances. If your healthcare provider recommends this, please consider finding someone else who will individualize your treatments and work to find the source of your health issues. 9 Exercise! Menopause is a huge transition, and it’s important to recognize that this change is more than just physical —it’s emotional and spiritual. 9 It helps keep you maintain a healthy weight and relieves stress. Resistance training or weight training is vital during menopause and beyond because it helps keeps your bone density healthy. Don’t slow down because the media labels you as getting older. There is no reason why you can’t do vigorous exercise when you’re 50 and 60. It’s incredibly important as you age. Plus, exercise helps to decrease the chance of suffering from cognitive dysfunction or Alzheimer’s disease. Stretching and core exercise such as gyro- tonics will also help your joints stay healthy and lubricated as you age. 24 Find Time for Self-Care Finally, find time for self-care. Menopause is a huge transition, and it’s important to recognize that this change is more than just physical—it’s emotional and spiritual. Get support, see friends and read books that acknowledge and honor these profound changes in your body and life. I honor you and the essential shift that is taking place in your body and life. I hope you feel more empowered and inspired to step more fully into your beautiful and wise self. www.AspireMAG.net | December 2018 / January 2019