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Perimenopause – Take Steps to Thrive at Workplace

Prep-Up Yourself Physically To Not Compromise Your Professional Life

Too Many Facets to Focus Upon

As we continue to learn-adjust and cope with the new work environment these days it is still a battle. Fast and frantic: meeting deadlines, multitasking, balancing the work-life routine and juggling between phone calls, emails, meetings, life and self-growth. 

With such demanding job roles losing concentration, experiencing mood swings or forgetting important deadlines is uncalled for. But perimenopause and its symptoms are not something that you can stop or avert. Hence, all you can do is to manage it with the right coping strategy.

According to a study, 63% of women report that their working life has been affected negatively by menopause. 34% had developed anxiety and depression, while 29% significantly lost self-confidence at work. {1}

What is Perimenopause?

Perimenopause is the phase that marks the beginning of the end of the reproductive cycle in women. It typically starts in the mid-40s in women and involves the changing levels of estrogen and other hormones. The symptoms include: 

  • Mood changes
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Headaches and night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Trouble with sleep
  • Joint and muscle aches
  • Heavy sweating
  • Having to pee often
  • PMS-like symptoms
  • Weight gain

Also called the menopausal transition, perimenopause can last from 2 to 10 years before menopause occurs. {2}

It's Time to Start Thinking Supporting Yourself

Menopause had been a taboo at workplaces until the last few years. Women tend to lose self-confidence easily and underrate their managerial and communication skills during perimenopause, stepping back from their golden chances of growth in many cases. A study shows that 

40% of women admitted to losing interest in their job as a result of menopause. 11% forwent the opportunity for promotion, and 8% believed that their symptoms played some part in them resigning their position. {4}

It is essential that as soon as women start experiencing the first signs of perimenopause, they start thinking about how to physically prepare themselves to minimize the effects of their symptoms. This way, they are more prepared to focus and grow at workplaces without their condition being a limiting factor.

Nutrition and Perimenopause Symptoms

  • Nutrition can play a vital role in preventing and managing changes in body composition. 
  • It can help restore the body’s protein levels due to age-related reduction in lean muscle mass in women. 
  • Manage the age-related sensory and gastrointestinal changes in the body 
  • Close attention to nutrition intake is also required to reduce menopausal weight gain and its effects on women’s personal, social, and professional lives. {3}

Adopt the BALANCED DIET, created by Chen Ben Asher, board certified nutritionist MA., CNC., FLT to cope with the perimenopause symptoms and WIN YOUR HEALTH.

Weight Gain and Nutrition

  • Due to the hormonal changes taking a toll on your body, metabolism of the body slows down. Gastrointestinal changes, Bone Health, Nutrient Needs, Sleep Patterns, Neurological Health are just few more area that affected by your natural hormonal changes This results in weight gain which is a common problem during perimenopause. Close attention to nutrition intake is required to reduce menopausal weight gain and its effects on women’s personal, social, and professional lives. {3}

Get Ready to Thrive at Workplace

  • During perimenopause, we as women, we need to continue thriving as keeping the biological balance so we will NOT need to compromise our careers. 

    This should be done as early as they start noticing the first symptoms of menopause setting in. 

    • Chart your daily nutrition intake! 

    Eat a healthy, home-made diet and focus more on fruits, vegetables, whole grain, low-fat, protein, and fiber-rich foods. 

    • Start taking supplements! 

    To balance your nutritional deficiencies, you may need to support your nutrition with dietary supplements like calcium and vitamin D supplements.

    • Exercise adequately

    Regular exercise can help regulate healthy body weight and energy levels.

    • Plenty of water 

    Drink at least 8 glasses of water for a healthy weight and energy level.

    • Ask a nutritionist! 

    Take help from a nutritionist for an exclusive individual balanced diet chart

    • Choose healthy lifestyle!

    Start reading labels, going to bed early and not eating too late at night to live a healthy lifestyle and save yourself from stress and menopausal complications.

    Get in touch with our board Certified Nutritionist, Chen Ben-Asher to learn more about Our Balanced Diet – A Diet that Bring Hormonal Balance .


By looking after their nutrition, women can minimize the adverse effects of perimenopause and focus more on their work-life and look forward to a thriving career.

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Chen is a Functional Nutrition expert consultant,  leading authority on weight management, women’s health and gluten sensitivity. She is a clinician, public speaker, educator and Amazon Best Seller author of “What If Gluten Free Is Not Enough – The Balanced Diet”. Chen uses Functional Nutrition to help you find answers to the root causes of your illness and address the biochemical imbalances that may trigger your health and weight. She uses cutting edge lab testing and design the nutritional program to your specific needs as an individual. Food, supplements, lifestyle changes will have integrated to bring balance If you are looking for personalized nutritional support, we highly recommended contacting Mor’s Nutrition & More Wellness Center in Cupertino, California today.
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