Energy and vitality in midlife and beyond. Think it’s not possible? Think again. Our middle and later years don’t have to be a downward spiral until it’s time to check out. It can be the most vibrant time of our lives, if we work with the changes in body and life, rather than against them.
In this 3-part series, I’ll share secrets to creating health from the inside out, so midlife can be a time of vitality, reinvention and transformation.
First up: Hormones.
Whether you are pre- or post-menopause (or andropause for the men), if you’re over 40, your hormones are a-changin’. Our bodies seem to change without our doing anything different. We might experience more belly fat; less muscle, sleep disruptions, or weight-creep. We might be crankier or more easily stressed than we were before. We might not feel as energized anymore.
And, yet, I’m proposing that midlife and beyond could be the most vibrant period of your life. As I approach 50, and work with hundreds of people over 40, I’ve seen what’s possible for people who take charge of their health, versus people who do nothing and just accept that their reduced quality of life is to be expected as they age.
One of my mentors, bestselling Hormone Cure author Dr. Sara Gottfried sums it up well:
You can achieve anything you believe, and that includes feeling better than you ever have and taking years off the clock.
How, you ask?
First, Get clear on your inspiration. Imagine yourself in 10 or 20 years. What would light you up? What do you see yourself doing? Who are you with? What matters to you most? Give yourself permission to dream a little. Perhaps wave a virtual magic wand to expand possibilities if they feel narrow.
Now, let’s make sure your body is on your team to help you realize that vision. Here are some tips to support your hormones.
If you’d like to learn practical tools and strategies to ensure midlife and beyond is a time of vitality, joy and possibility, join me on June 14-16 for my Midlife Magic retreat at the stunning 1440 Multiversity. It’s also an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying nourishing food amidst majestic Redwoods. Hope to see you there!