Healthy lifestyle after menopause

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Healthy lifestyle after menopause

No matter what age you are, you can protect your health by eating well, staying active, and avoiding cigarettes and other tobacco products.


Summing it up:
What you can do for your health after menopause

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Exercise regularly: Weight-bearing or resistance types

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Avoid smoking, limit alcohol and caffeine intake

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Eat a healthy diet that is low in salt and high in natural sources of calcium and vitamin D

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Add supplements to achieve recommended doses of calcium and vitamin D 

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Get a DEXA scan and any other tests your doctor recommends:

  • When you reach menopause, if you have risk factors for osteoporosis
  • When you turn age 65 years, if you have standard risk
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Talk with your doctor about medications that may be right for you and anything else you have questions about