Menopause Advice 

I regularly post with useful tips to help you with your fitness and nutrition. If you are just getting back to exercise after the birth of your baby or regularly attend my classes you'll find some useful information here.

Bones of the pelvis, for help understanding if your pelvic floor needs help.

Feb 15 2024

Bone Health

Do you ever think about how important your skeleton is or how much you need strong bones?  Probably not as it isn't something we think about as much as maybe our weight. Stop & think about it.  Our bones are essential to our health and survival. Remarkably, paying attention to ...

Feb 3 2024

Heart Health in Women

What do you think if I told you that exercise/movement is like a wonder drug?  Evidence shows that physical activity can help with the following: improves wellbeing improves mood helps with weight management helps reduce chronic stress strengthens muscles strengthens bones helps regulate blood pressure & cholesterol helps reduce heart ...

Nov 15 2023

How to get a ‘Bang for your Buck’

Most of us are short of time.  There never seems to be enough hours in the day – or I certainly find that.  I am sure the older we get time seems to zoom by even faster. You may be someone who enjoys doing cardio exercise but feels they want ...

Nov 12 2023

A little is better than nothing

Small habits may become bigger habits! A few years ago I listened to  Chatterjee podcast with BJ Fog, a behavioural scientist, called 'The Secret to making new habits stick'. I then bought his book 'Tiny Habits'. I'm telling you this as the one thing I took note of and thought ...

Oct 6 2023

Are you menopausal & do you have breast cancer?

Do you have cancer? Are you experiencing induced or premature menopause due to treatment? I wanted to focus on both breast cancer and menopause as it is a month dedicated to the awareness of both.  However, I think it is an area where women can feel neglected or they feel ...
Almonds to boost energy

Aug 25 2023

Why we all need fat!

I thought I would offer a completely different look at fat and how it affects how we look at our bodies.  Are you one of the millions who 'hates' her lumps & bumps or is always trying to lose weight??  Have you ever actually thought about WHY we have fat ...

Aug 23 2023

Strength work for runners or sports women

Do you do a sport or are you a runner?? Do you just turn up to training or a game or just go and run? If so, do you want to know how to improve your game or run? For Runners Many of you are runners, so I will look ...
Women's Online Menopause Fitness Class

Aug 11 2023

Why do I ache so much? What can I do about it?

If you’re like me, you wake up every morning with a slightly achy hip or shoulder or lower back.  It is an age thing but it is also very much a menopause symptom. Obviously, there are lots of reasons we become more stiff or achy as we age, it is ...
Vicki Hill Women's fitness classes for postnatal mums.

Jul 26 2023

SO, WHAT CAN I DO? Part 2

Part 2 of the What Can I do? Series.  As I said in the last blog, it is frustrating as there can be so much out there and you just don’t know what is right or which you should try. Here are a few more pieces of advice.  These are ...

Jul 15 2023

What can I do?

SO, WHAT CAN I DO? It can be really frustrating; you are told so many different things on how to do this or how to do that. However, have you found that often you read blogs or emails to draw you in, but they don’t answer your question? I follow ...

Jun 18 2023

The wonders of blueberries!

Blueberries & the health benefits Amazing how these little fruits can be so beneficial for the body. The latest research from Kings College London & Reading Uni has been published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  It has found that eating just a handful of blueberries daily for 3 ...

May 20 2023

All about Hypopressives

You may have seen that I trained in Hypopressives last year.  You also may still be wondering – well what on earth are hypopressives & how can they help with a pelvic organ prolapse or dysfunctional pelvic floor?? You may be reading this as you do have a prolapse or ...
The menstrual cycle

Apr 20 2023

The hormones Explained

How often do you feel really tired or angry or want to eat crap food just before you have your period? How often do you actually think about your energy levels and your monthly cycle? If you do still have periods, the most useful tool you can get - is ...

Apr 8 2023

HOW TO PROGRESS YOUR EXERCISE EFFECTIVELY

People often wonder why they are not getting fitter or stronger, or are just unsure how to.  I hope this blog will help those of you who want to try to build up a good training plan. There are a few key rules to try and follow to improve your ...
Our Monthly Cycle & Our Hormones

Mar 10 2023

Irregular or heavy bleeding during the menopause?

Do you suffer from very heavy & debilitating periods??  Have you always been regular and not had heavy periods but are now experiencing them?? Adenomyosis Sometimes heavy periods in the perimenopause can be misdiagnosed.  There is something called Adenomyosis - it is sort of like endometriosis & can get missed. ...
Muscle does not weigh more than fat

Feb 11 2023

5 things we get wrong about weight loss

'How can I lose my weight?' or 'How can I lose this ring around my tummy?' or 'How can I lose my postnatal weight?' These have to be the questions I am asked on a weekly basis!! I am the 1st to admit - I am NOT an expert on ...

Jan 28 2023

Quick fire movement exercises

Something is ALWAYS better than nothing!! Do you procrastinate, thinking about doing some exercise, weighing up whether there is time to fit it in- plus shower after.  Do you then find more time has gone by and think "oh damn I haven't got time to do a 30 min run ...

Jan 1 2023

How to set realistic & long-lived goals

I think I write something every new year, about trying NOT to set too many New year resolutions!!! I say probably say, every year – THEY DON’T WORK!!  IF you write to me to say, sorry but they do work as I have carried on with my new year resolution ...
Hormones, Sleep & Magnesium

Dec 10 2022

Stress, rest & recovery

Burnout Certain times of the year can be very stressful for you. It could be a month full of birthdays, lots of parties or an important time with work schedules. December, for example, can be incredibly stressful. Christmas shopping Christmas parties /drinks Kids plays or productions Work deadlines Keeping up ...

Nov 27 2022

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

What is a Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)? A prolapse is when the supporting ligaments and muscles in the pelvis have weakened.  This leads to one or more of the pelvic organs - bladder, uterus/womb or rectum falling downwards. You may feel it is a bit uncomfortable, feel a heaviness or ...

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