While ageing is a long journey, there are a few things that can instantly address our emotional mental and physical state during milestone transitions. Below are a few quick fixes that will uplift the mood and calm the emotions.
Turn up the music
In recent years, it has been proven that anxiety, depression and anger slow down cognitive health, however, music can offer an immediate respite to all of these in an instant and is known as one of the best-kept secrets and must-have quick fixes to assist with a happy menopause journey! Neurologic music therapist Kimberly Sena Moore explains, “Your brain lights up like a Christmas tree when you listen to music.”
Not only will music uplift the emotions but it can help with other age-related health issues, such as high blood pressure, sleep quality, mental alertness and memory. So pull out some calming tunes or get moving with these uplifting tracks:
- The Beach Boys – Wipeout
- The Beetles – I want to hold your hand
- Mango Groove – Dance sum more
Know your aromatherapy
Few things age us as intensely as stress or anxiety. This can lead to other illnesses and physical and emotional hardship. Aromatherapy and essential oils are one topic that is widely researched in books and online that can assist with boosting the immune system, skin and holistic health and wellbeing.
For instance, simply adding 2 drops of lemon essential oil to your drinking water once a day can help detox the body. Essential oils are packed with potent antioxidants, natural tranquilisers and energy boosters to uplift the senses and heal the soul by offering quick fixes to ease and assist with Ageing and Menopause.
Our newest addition to the Bellabaci family is, MENO-FREE, a hand-crafted skincare range combining the finest raw natural essential oil blends to ease the symptoms of Menopause such as stress, skin sensitivity and hot flushes. Available now:
- MENO-FREE Calm Body Day
- MENO-FREE Comfort Body Night
- MENO-FREE Nurture Face Day & Night
- MENO-FREE Cool-Calming Mist
Go nutty with nutrition
Nuts provide numerous health advantages. The Mayo Clinic explains nuts can improve the lining of arteries, reduce inflammation linked to heart disease and reduce the risk of developing blood clots because they lower the number of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides, which improves heart health.
Not only are nuts an essential healthy diet but below are our 5 top quick-fix lunches that pack in the nuts and lessen inflammation:
- Smashed avo on toast with sliced tomatoes and a sprinkling of sesame seeds
- Mixed fruit smoothies with a heaped spoonful of peanut butter
- Macadamia nut spread on toast
- Cucumber, tomato and mustard sandwich on seed loaf
- Chickpea and creek salad with a dash of peanut butter dressing