I am not complaining about the heat, but I wanted to let you know; I really do feel for you who are suffering with hot flushes, These tips helped me when I was suffering really badly, so I thought I would share these with you to help you help cope a bit better during this … Continue reading “Coping with hot flushes in the heat.”
I still have down days! I am 51 and I think, looking back, I started going through Peri-menopause around my mid 40’s. My GP told me at 46 that I was menopausal, which was a complete shock. During this time of my life I was not in the best physical shape as I was recovering from surgery and had lots of stress to deal with. I was not sleeping, I felt anxious all of the time and I had my first panic attack at work in between training clients at my studio in London Bridge. But, I knew that if I could just take small steps each day then I would slowly feel better. I still have bad days but if I do not become breathless at least 3/4 times per week I feel rather rubbish!
Menopause & low mood
This is a tough one ladies, I know from experience that low mood is a symptom of menopause and when it takes hold, can be hard to shake. Those of you who know me, know that my experience of menopause was a tough one which is why I launched Meno & Me. www.menoandme.com I also … Continue reading “Menopause & low mood”
Menopause & Feeling low? Walking Netball could help!
Exercise to become breathless during menopause is really important. Hello all, I hope this Friday finds you well. Exercise during menopause is really important. I know that exercise helps with symptoms such as anxiety, sleep, hot flushes, weight management, heart health, mental health and general well-being. To back this up next month Women in Sport … Continue reading “Menopause & Feeling low? Walking Netball could help!”
Small changes…Need a hug?
Happy New Year! I hope you are all well and you managed to survive Christmas, especially those who are suffering with hot flushes! Cooking the Christmas dinner is hard enough without these! If you are suffering with anxiety and depression or just the “January blues” I have a closed Facebook group and the ladies in … Continue reading “Small changes…Need a hug?”
Exercise is so important for mental health & physical health during menopause
I would like to share a secret with you from both my personal and clinical experience. Cardiovascular and weight bearing exercise will not only help your body but also your mind. When you hit menopause not only do you have the physical changes to deal with, but also the psychological changes. These symptoms vary from … Continue reading “Exercise is so important for mental health & physical health during menopause”
Menopause – why do we beat ourselves up?
Thank you to the lovely Sascha who is an amazing meditation professional for these wonderful words. Beating Yourself Up Let’s face it, there is no-one who can beat you up as badly as yourself. I mean, today I caught myself beating myself up for beating myself up. I have been working on this i.e not … Continue reading “Menopause – why do we beat ourselves up?”
How to find your fabulous
How to find your fabulous. Everyday can be a challenge, especially during Menopause. Feeling low and suffering with anxiety can leave even the perkiest of individuals feeling de-motivated. Over the last few years I have suffered with most of the wonderful symptoms of Menopause. So, to make myself feel better I decided to do something … Continue reading “How to find your fabulous”
Menopause- latest research on HRT as featured in the Daily Telegraph
On Monday 25th August, The Daily Telegraph featured an article on HR which stated that taking HRT can triple the risk of breast cancer. Yes Cancer is a risk of HRT along with stroke and heart disease. However research can sometimes be questionable, I have not read the research paper and will try and find … Continue reading “Menopause- latest research on HRT as featured in the Daily Telegraph”