Davina McCall breaks down the myth of menopause

Davina McCall breaks down the myth of menopause

Davina McCall has a new programme out: Sex, Myths and the Menopause. At 44, she thought she was losing the plot with depression, mental fog and hot flushes.

Now in her 50s, Davina has opened up about her own experiences with the midlife transition and offers some light-hearted advice for other women going through the same thing.

"I'm not going to lie, menopause can be a bit of a drag. Hot flushes, mood swings, and sleepless nights can really put a damper on your day. But, as with most things in life, it's all about perspective. And in the grand scheme of things, menopause is just a small blip on the radar."

One of McCall's biggest pieces of advice for women going through menopause is to find the humor in it. "It's so easy to get caught up in the negative aspects of menopause, but try to see the funny side. For example, if you're having a hot flush and you feel like you're about to spontaneously combust, just laugh it off. Trust me, it's a lot better than getting angry or upset."

She also talks about the importance of self-care during this time. "Take some time for yourself and do things that make you feel good. Whether it's getting a massage, taking a long bath, or indulging in your favorite hobbies, make sure you carve out some time to de-stress and recharge."

In addition to self-care, McCall stresses the importance of staying active and eating a healthy diet. "Exercise is a great way to boost your mood and alleviate menopausal symptoms. And make sure you're fueling your body with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. Trust me, your body will thank you."

Finally, McCall encourages women to reach out for support if they need it. "Menopause can be a lonely and isolating experience, but you don't have to go through it alone. Talk to your friends, family, or a healthcare professional if you need some extra support. We're all in this together."

Overall, McCall's message is one of hope and positivity. "Menopause is just a phase, and it will pass. In the meantime, try to find the silver lining and take care of yourself. You deserve it."