The fluctuating hormone levels that accompany menopause in women make ageing and its consequences on the body worse. In the United States, the average age for menopause is 51 years old. Menopause officially begins one year after a woman has her last menstrual period. 50 is a turning point for women, when biological ageing begins to take hold. ‘What’s happening to my body?’ is a common question among women. It used to act in this manner, but now it behaves differently. The good news is that you have several of options for adapting to those changes. Yes, we must accept some physical changes as we get older, but there are many things we can do to maintain our bodies’ health and vitality. Drinking Party! This is from out of my husband’s playbook; he is AMAZING at planning elaborate birthday parties. Get your fancy frocks on, get a professional barman to your house and celebrate in style. At a fancy restaurant, try the tasting menu. A milestone birthday is the perfect opportunity to venture out and check out any nearby or out-of-the-way restaurant ventures by former Masterchef contestants. Or reserve a private table at your favourite neighbourhood eatery for you and your buddies. Another concept straight out of the playbook of my hubby. I warned you he was good at birthday celebrations.