(HealthDay News) -- As your body adjusts to the many changes of menopause, it's important to take action and maintain good health.

The womenshealth.gov website suggests how to help you stay healthy during menopause:

  • Eat a balanced, nutritious diet that's low in calories.
  • Get a minimum of two-and-a-half hours per week of moderate aerobic exercise.
  • If you're a smoker, quit.
  • Visit your gynecologist for an annual checkup and any recommended screening tests.
  • Talk to your doctor about any immunizations you may need.