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health and wellness at home

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supporting our mental health

Do you suffer (or have suffered) from depression or anxiety? Do you have a helpful tip to offer others?
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My Fit is on SLACK!

Join the My Fit community as we share and connect to each other. It is a safe, private group platform that will allow you to questions specific to your health and wellness in a group setting or send a private message to me or another My Fit member. I will post quick tips and inspiring messages through the week that will help you to be your best as you start your day. Follow along with the challenges and successes we all face each day.

Let’s have fun. It’s easy:

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Watch our guest speaker Dr. Melinda Wu, MD as we chat about Breast Health!

Watch our guest speaker Dr. Shawna Dingman, DC as we chat about Arthritis!

The aging female body - from a different perspective

Chinese medicine is a holistic practice that views our body, mind and spirit as a collective – all are affected by each other and all are dependent on each other. They view blood specifically as a provider and transporter of nutrients and energy, flowing freely within our vessels to support our organs, bones, tissues, skin and reproduction.

As we get older and stop making as much blood and essence (made by our kidneys and responsible for our growth and development) our hair begins to thin and our bones get weaker. Our brain, eyes and ears don’t get the same nourishment…which is why our thinking may not be as sharp, maybe you can’t recall as quickly, you may experience some vertigo, tinnitus or poorer eyesight. When our menses stops, our body tries to retain what’s left of our precious essence, which we need to help keep us healthy and strong.

These changes in our menstruation are normal and we all go through this differently.  Menopause is actually a natural way of slowing down the aging process, so it’s super important to really take care of yourself. Traditionally, acupuncture and herbs are used to help reduce any symptoms of menopause while maintaining vitality within the body. Exercise to maintain the strength of your bones and muscles, eat well, sleep well, reduce stress and seek help from a therapist or your doctor if needed.

HEALTH-FAMILY-VITALITY
Simple Lifestyle improvements to support your health

Ever get that feeling “if I only had a little more time in my day I could get more accomplished?”…I know I think that regularly, but would doing more support my health as I get older? Would I have enough time leftover for my own self care? Instead of wishing for more time let’s see if we can carve out time for our health right now. 

Here are a few lifestyle improvements you can make to help support your body, mind and soul and this will go a long way to helping us grow older with grace, strength and vitality!

Carve out 10 minutes in your morning to do a checkin with your body – add some deep breathing, maybe some meditation or some stretching. Listen to what your body is saying – is it tired or ready to go?

Connect to our social circle at least once a week – get out for a walk, play cards and laugh, have tea or coffee or go to a Pilates class together. 

Take 5 minutes to stand or sit still (eyes open or closed) and take a few deep breaths in and out. Feel the tension that may have been building from your day slip away and check in with your body’s needs.

Visit the local sites and sounds of your city or maybe plan a little trip to a town near you to see art, hear music or visit museums. 

We all know that sometimes there are distractions that can veer us off track and suck us down into a crazy vortex – this can come in the way of social media, interruptions from co-workers or family members or using work to avoid the things that need to get done in your day. 

It is important to get a good nights sleep, so set a time to shut down all of your technology and enjoy some quiet time just before bed. Try to go to bed at a good time regularly so that your body gets into the habit.

SUPPORTING WOMEN ALL OVER THE WORLD50+

What symptoms bother you?

THIS IS NOT A DIAGNOSIS, only an exploration towards better health.

I wanted to show some of the typical symptoms most of us have gone through or are going through during perimenopause.  The list provided next categorizes a few of these classic symptoms, showing an imbalance in a certain hormone or an imbalance within the body. You don’t have to know traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) or be a western doctor to understand the categories, just be aware of. You may have symptoms that fall within multiple patterns, and that is normal, so if you have concerns speak to your health provider about it. 

symptoms:
You may have excess inflammation or stagnation/damp heat (TCM) so here are a few tips you can do to help...
symptoms:
You may have low estrogen or yin deficiency (TCM), so here are a few tips you can do to help...
symptoms:
You may have low testosterone or blood deficiency (TCM), so here are a few tips you can do to help...

Newsletters

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health articles of interest

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Hormone Imbalance -  Traditional Chinese Medicine
Menopause and weight gain
Digestion as we age
Sleep issues and menopause
Bone health information

The Challenges of Getting Older and the Successes Along the Way!

Interviews of shared stories and personal experiences
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