A welcoming space to share and discuss the challenges women face when going through the menopause.
On World Menopause Day – Wednesday, October 18 – the team at the Grimsby Health & Wellbeing Centre invites those who are in perimenopause or going through menopause to drop in for a friendly chat.
During the menopause journey, many women experience a variety of physical and emotional changes that can impact their overall well-being.
Whether you’re seeking relief from hot flashes, mood swings, or sleep disturbances, or are looking to maintain a healthy weight, the team welcomes you into the centre to talk about how you can help manage these symptoms and to meet others facing similar challenges.
Jodie Cass said: “The more menopause is discussed, the more it will empower women to take control of their health and well-being.
“We want to create a safe space for women to share their experiences or concerns, and we are keen to share our knowledge and highlight how exercise can alleviate menopause symptoms.”
The International Menopause Society’s theme for this year’s World Menopause Day is cardiovascular risk.
The focus is that the menopause transition provides an opportunity to reassess lifestyle, recognise ongoing and potential health concerns, and encourage a proactive approach to future well-being, particularly cardiovascular well-being.
Jodie added: “Cardiovascular exercise can help menopausal women reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions such as osteoporosis and diabetes.
“Resistance training can also be beneficial for maintaining muscle strength and preventing age-related weight gain during menopause.
“By engaging in regular physical activity, women can strengthen their bones and muscles, as well as regulate blood sugar levels. Embracing cardiovascular exercise as part of a holistic approach to menopause can lead to a more active and fulfilling lifestyle for women during this phase of life.”
Women are welcome to pop into the Grimsby Health & Wellbeing Centre (old Grimsby Leisure Centre building) for an open, friendly and welcoming discussion on menopause, anytime from 12 noon to 5pm on Wednesday, October 18.