Do You Need To Prepare For Menopause?Written by Alicia Simpson
Youíre probably asking, "Is there really a way to prepare for menopause?" The answer is yes and no. Itís not like you can go to your calendar and write "menopause" on September 22, 2025. Itís not that easy, although most women sure wished it was; however, although we may not know exact date that menopause will begin, we can prepare for it by being informed and learning as much as possible about subject.
From time of your first period until your 40ís, your ovaries produce estrogen in response to monthly follicle maturation. Both estrogen and progesterone are responsible for monthly menstrual cycle and both are produced using male hormones. During her reproductive years, a womanís ovaries produce more estrogen than testosterone. As menopause nears, estrogen level declines while male hormone levels stay about same. Lacking former levels of estrogen to counteract them, hair growth on face and oily skin may begin to crop up during years right before menopause in some women.
As Age Reach 40, Changes Happen
A woman is born with approximately one half million eggs. Over time, that number decreases as some are reabsorbed back into ovarian lining. As a woman ages get older, number of eggs available for release also diminishes. As a result, from about age 40, a womanís period will begin to change.
In her mid-40s a woman becomes perimenopausal. The period of time from perimenopause to postmenopause can take 5 to 10 years. A full decade before you become menopausal, changes are happening in your body that begins to set stage for transition from reproductive to nonreproductive states. Up to 50% of women are beginning to experience hot flashes in two-year period before cessation of menstruation. Menstruation at this time is also likely to be erratic. During this period a woman is considered to be perimenopausal.
Dating Success: Dress to Attract the Man of Your DreamsWritten by Terry Hernon MacDonald
In order to attract man of your dreams, it helps to dress in a way that honors your beautiful body. When I use word "honor," I don't mean you should dress like a nun or hide yourself in an ankle-length skirt and a turtleneck.
But you should wear only clothes that make best of your unique shape. Too many fleshy women (and there are lots of men who prefer robust females over skimpier lasses) are currently wandering planet in low-rise jeans and tank tops, which results in a phenomenon known as "muffin top." In other words, they're walking around with a wedge of flab over their waistbands. Not a good look.
Before you hop on whatever trend they're pushing in InStyle magazine, ask yourself if look works for you and your beautiful body. I once read an interview with actress Sela Ward, in which she said she chooses clothes to show off her amazing flat stomach but avoids items that expose her flabby thighs. You see, nobody's perfect!
The key is to emphasize what you do have and to detract from what you don't. Buy only clothes that you know you'll put on over and over again because they make you feel fantastic. Think twice about any garment heralded by women's magazines as "must-have" items. The only "must-haves" in life are oxygen and self-esteem.
Which brings me to my next subject: When you go out to a club, a bar or a party, you will notice that 3/4 of other women are half naked. Yes, some of them look quite good half naked (while other half look quite scary), but dressing provocatively often attracts very guys a woman would do better to avoid.
Put it this way: If you don't leave anything to imagination, you usually attract a guy with no imagination.