mood swings

Are you getting enough (exercise)?

Physical activity seems to be a hot topic lately on many of the blogs, newsletters and groups I follow.

It’s great for managing mood swings, stress and anxiety because it increases endorphins, our feel-good hormones, helps keep cortisol, the stress hormone, under control, and can improve sleep. It also helps us retain muscle mass and manage weight gain as we get older.

Plus, if you exercise with your partner, family or friends

July 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

Could dehydration be causing your symptoms?

Many of the women I talk with are experiencing symptoms like mood swings, anxiety, stress, irritability and difficulty concentrating, and while these can all be related to perimenopause (the years leading up to menopause) they can also be signs of dehydration.

The human body is 50-60 percent water – our bodies depend on it to function properly. However, we can’t “store” water, so every day we need to replenish fluids lost

June 15th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

When mood swings strike

One of the most disconcerting and distressing symptoms of hormonal change as women get older is mood swings. One minute you’re Ms Cool, and the next you’ve morphed into Ms Crazy, the female version of Dr Jekyll, screaming at the kids, your partner, your best friend or a work colleague. Or you might suddenly be crying uncontrollably or feel completely overwhelmed. The constant switch between moods can leave you feeling

February 1st, 2015|Tags: , |