Summer in the City, the Country, and Everywhere

Wednesday, August, 3, 2016 < Back to Blog Posts

Oh how most of us dream about summer throughout winter. Even if you live in a warm climate, it’s cooler than you’re used to and you probably think of summer fun too. Picnics! Boating! Campfires! Watching a starry night! Vacations!
Hot Flashes!
Oh no! If hot flashes are not welcome in winter- in summer they can be unbearable. Here are 10 tips to get you through a summer of menopause!
1) Be your own best friend and take Remifemin® menopause relief! You can count on Remifemin to relieve hot flashes and night sweats because of the RemiSure® Black Cohosh which is a reliable, clinically-studied extract. Remifemin is hormone free and works with your body to promote physical and emotional balance during menopause.*
2) Watch out for spicy foods – they are known to trigger hot flashes. It’s pretty apparent that people who aren’t in menopause can be wiping their brow when eating spicy foods, so for those of us in menopause- we’re just asking for trouble!
3) Hot beverages! They simply increase your body temperature. How about a nice glass of icy cold tea or try iced coffee for a refreshing change.
4) But wait! You still have to watch your caffeine intake because caffeine is also a known trigger for hot flashes. Decaf anyone?
5) Alcohol. If you drink alcohol, you are more likely to have hot flashes. That’s just the way it is.
6) Heading to a resort for a vacay? Steer clear of the hot tub, the sauna and even the luxury of a hot bath. They may feel nice for a moment, but they are hot flash triggers.
7) Exercise in hot surroundings. Things like hot yoga are all the rage, but probably not a good idea for you in menopause. Take a nice walk in the cool of the evening.
8) Smoking. There’s so many reasons to quit smoking and triggering hot flashes is just another one.
9) Keep your clothing lightweight. Look for words like “wicking” and “gauze.” Absorbent cotton pj’s are also a good idea. Dress in layers so you can take things off as needed.
10) Make sure you have access to a fan or air-conditioning. Stay away from the hottest times of the day to be outside if possible. Thinking ahead will save you some hot flash grief.
One more tip! Go back and read number one again…take as directed and have an awesome summer Remifemin ladies!
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