What is Your Wellness Plan? - Ellen Dolgen

What is Your Wellness Plan?

Menopause is a time to assess your health – not just physically but also emotionally.

These past COVID years, our primary focus has been on preventing adverse outcomes, living a fear-based life of dread of COVID, and staying up on COVID prevention through vaccines, testing, and lifestyle changes.  In addition, many of us are getting up in age.  In a few weeks, I will be 69. I often worry about age-related issues such as Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis, Breast Cancer, etc.

With that in mind, I want to share this excellent interview on wellness hosted by former NAMS Board of Trustees Member and Past-President Dr. Marla Shapiro, a Canadian physician, with Dr. Nanette Santoro, professor, and E. Stewart Taylor Chair, Divisions of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Reproductive Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado.

Dr. Santoro explains that wellness is a positive outlook. This positive outlook produces a glow in her patients.  I have heard of an after-glow after great sex……….but this kind of glow is new to me.  She explains that the glow comes from looking toward positive outcomes, not just preventing negative ones.

This is a terrific perspective on healthy living. I asked myself whether I have that glow.  I think I did, pre-COVID, but over these past few years, it has diminished. Dr. Santoro recommends that women adopt a “wellness concept” and focus on a “health span” rather than only focusing on their “life span.”  In the video below, you will find some helpful tips.

 

My Motto:  Suffering in silence is OUT! Reaching out is IN! 

Sign up for Menopause Mondays® HOT News Flashes 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @menopause_mondays.

Follow me on TikTok  @menopausemondays

Sign up for my fun YouTube Videos!

Download my free eBook: MENOPAUSE MONDAYS the Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Perimenopause and Menopause.

*EllenDolgen.com does not recommend, endorse, or make any representation about any tests, studies, practices, procedures, treatments, services, opinions, healthcare providers, physicians, or medical institutions that may be mentioned or referenced.

Share:

2 thoughts on “What is Your Wellness Plan?”

  1. Thanks for sharing this important info! We have to be our strongest advocates when navigating the healthcare system. I totally agree on the need to focus more on our ‘health / wellness’ span rather than just ‘life’ span – good video

    1. I agree with you, Louise. We must advocate for ourselves. I am so happy you found the blog helpful. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe To MENOPAUSE MONDAYS® HOT News Flash

No spam, notifications only about new products, updates.

Social Media

Categories

On Key

Related Posts

A Sexual Health Conversation With Dr. James Simon

Most of us have had no sexual health education. Sadly, the internet is flooded with distorted ideas about sex.The doctor is in! Meet Dr. James Simon. He is an expert in sexual health, midlife issues and so much more!

What is the U.S. Policy on Menopause in the Workplace?

According to the National Institute of Aging, “More than 1 million women in the United States experience menopause each year.” Many women deal with perimenopause for 2-10 years before menopause. There are over 30+ symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. (Download my free Menopause Mondays Symptoms Chart.) These symptoms can start as early as 35 years

Scroll to Top