If you are a 40 something woman struggling to manage your hormones, would like to experience total sanctuary and nurturing with the focus on just you, then I have found you the place. .Kaliyoga is set in the beautiful Andalucía hills in Spain; they have been there for some years and have launched a pioneering … Continue reading “Hormonal balancing yoga retreat”
Wearing lighter-weight clothing, sleeping in a cooler room and reducing stress (e.g. For example through mindfulness, breathing exercises or yoga) may reduce the number of hot flushes. Some women find that things such as spicy foods, caffeine (in tea, coffee, cola, chocolate, etc), smoking, and alcohol may trigger hot flushes. They certainly did for me. Avoiding these is defiantly worth considering.
Weight-bearing exercise (e.g. running, strength-training, dance, tennis) is of particular importance to maintain bone health. Eating a healthy, balanced Mediterranean-style diet is beneficial for overall good health, heart health and mental well-being.
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”
Let’s talk menopause
Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you are enjoying it so far. I hope my last blog on; “Why I did not bath for over a year” didn’t frighten you too much, but I do feel so passionately about sharing what has happened to me as I do not want women to suffer as I did. … Continue reading “Let’s talk menopause”
Don’t take having a bath for granted!
Ok; now you know I love fluffy bunnies, pink preferably and when people are talking about something uncomfortable I smile and pretend that I am in my happy place. You also know that I don’t get embarrassed easily, you have seen my Instagram right? I suppose I am softening you up for the blow of … Continue reading “Don’t take having a bath for granted!”
Hot flushes and staying cool during soaring temperatures.
Hello all! I hope you are all well and coping in this heat! I thought I would drop you a quick line as I have been thinking of you, especially those of you who are suffering with hot flushes and night sweats. On my social media there have been lots of chat from women about … Continue reading “Hot flushes and staying cool during soaring temperatures.”
An apple a day keeps the doctor away!
An apple a day keeps the Doctor away! So why are apples so good for you? There are many reasons, which I will cover here; the best thing to do is to first find out what apples you actually like! My favourite are Pink Lady apples! Not because of the name as I do love … Continue reading “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”
How to manage painful and stiff knees
Hi All! I do hope you all had a great Easter and those of you that are still on holiday…Go girl, enjoy! Exercise during menopause is really important, although today I would like to concentrate on painful and stiff knees and what stretches you can do to help with these symptoms. The reason for painful … Continue reading “How to manage painful and stiff knees”
Menopause – thank you Samantha Jones! New generation of Menos!
Menopause – thank you Samantha Jones! The new generation of Menos!! I have been struggling more mentally than physically lately with this Menopause thing. Physically, as you know I do like to exercise and I do love my food and wine, I make sure I push as many nutrients into my body as possible. I … Continue reading “Menopause – thank you Samantha Jones! New generation of Menos!”
Is it hormones or just life? Hormones and the nervous system.
Is it the “change” or is it life?…At this stage of our life it can be confusing. Before my “change” I was interested with the nervous system and how it worked. I wondered how some people can just solider on and some, like myself need at least one afternoon per week in my Pj’s watching … Continue reading “Is it hormones or just life? Hormones and the nervous system.”