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May 7 2022

MOVE – how moving can help more than you think

Achy, stiff or painful joints? When I talk to menopausal women who complain of stiff hips & feet or sore shoulders knees, I always ask how much movement does she do. You see, as we age it is so important to move more because we lose collagen, oestrogen and most importantly fascia ...

May 7 2022

Mental Health Awareness

Anxiety, depression, ADHD There are so many different forms of mental illness and most scarily - very often it isn't seen or recognised. The whole point of the Awareness Weeks are to educated people. (https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/) IF you think a friend/family member has become slightly more down or anxious or isn't ...

Apr 8 2022

The whole body impact of scars

Have you had an operation at all?? Even a small or key hole operation??  If so, you will have had some form of scar tissue underneath the scar.  Look at it like the ocean - it may look lovely and smooth and calm on the top but deep down there ...
Fitness in Menopause.

Mar 24 2022

Exercising after having Covid

When can I start exercising again? How long is a piece of string!!! As we have all no doubt found, Covid comes in all shapes and sizes. Some of us get it very mildly whilst others feel really not very well at all.  So when it comes to getting back ...

Mar 12 2022

Do you struggle with fatigue?

Always Tired?? We all get tired from time to time.  Late nights, long work hours or the kids keeping you up at night – can all leave you feeling temporarily worn out. But this is not the only form of tiredness impacting the inhabitants of the modern world. STOP for ...
Understanding our hormones as women

Jan 29 2022

Am I menopausal? Who or what do I trust??

Too many mixed messages on the menopause? I know it has been great that the M word is finally being challenged, discussed, talked about SO much more, but has it left you feeling more overwhelmed than ever?? There are now a lot of people, companies, supplements all talking about helping ...

Oct 29 2021

How to get Menopause Advice

In case you haven't noticed, it was World Menopause Day on Monday 18th November, which is also in the middle of Menopause Awareness month!  I am so pleased to see articles in many papers and magazines, to hear discussions on the radio - led by male presenters I might add, ...

Sep 5 2021

Sleep, glorious sleep ….. or is it??

Are you a tad fed up with hearing how important sleep is and you just can't sleep and get more stressed because of the pressure to get a good night's sleep!!! So many of us, especially those who are peri/menopausal or new parents get woken up so many times a night ...
What are PCOS and Endometriosis?

Sep 4 2021

New Focus, New YOU!

September!  I always look at September as a fresh start, a new focus and to look at what I would like to aim to do in the Autumn. How about you?  You've had the wonderful summer holidays, or maybe you haven't and you are about to have your holiday?? Maybe ...

Jul 8 2021

The right sports kit for women

Do you buy your sports kit because it looks good, you like the colours or shape? Do you think much about your sports bra - ever get fitted? Are you still wearing the same sports bra you bought 5 or even 8 or so years ago? How about your trainers ...

May 22 2021

Help! What can I do post hysterectomy?

I'm writing this blog as I have been through a hysterectomy and know how little we are told about what happens.  I am also getting more and more women come to me post hysterectomy or abdominal surgery and not really getting any support.  I am not a medic, absolutely not, ...
Help with the symptoms of menopause in the everything menopuase programme.

May 6 2021

Menopause for beginners! What is the menopause?

I thought I would write a simple Q&A blog with the simple explanations about the menopause  - terms you may have heard of but are unsure of, when you are in the menopause or how do you know you are post.  I hope this offers you a basic understanding...... What ...
Pictures of different levels of pelvic floor prolapse.

Apr 10 2021

Pelvic health

My passion and aim is to encourage women to ACT NOW and start to look after their pelvic floor!  It doesn't matter whether you have or haven't had a baby, are peri or post menopausal or are in your 70's.  It is never too late to actually look after your ...
Bones of the pelvis, for help understanding if your pelvic floor needs help.

Apr 10 2021

I’m Post Menopausal do I need to know ‘things’?

YES, YOU DO STILL NEED TO KNOW HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BODY!  In the menopause more than any other time in your life! I often hear from women:  "Oh! I'm way past the menopause, I'm too late to do anything!"  "I'm beyond help" "I don't have symptoms anymore as I'm ...
World Menopause Awareness Day 2020

Oct 23 2020

World Menopause Awareness Day 2020

Awareness & Education of the Peri to Post Menopause Many of you who know me know that I LOVE to raise awareness of women's health and what our wonderful hormones and bodily functions are going through during our lifetime!  I don't need a 'World Awareness Day' to talk about the ...
Women's Health - the WHOLE picture

Sep 11 2020

Women’s Health – the WHOLE picture

You are a woman - PLEASE read this!! When I qualified as a personal trainer back in 2006 I was just that - a personal trainer.  I had never really thought about training women differently and how we move, how our hormones can affect us. I was never told that ...
Hormones, Sleep & Magnesium

Aug 29 2020

Hormones, Sleep & Magnesium

I thought I would write something about sleep and how it can be affected by our hormones.  Obviously, post birth and having a little one who wants to say hi and lets you know at 2am & 4am and 5am every night, is going to affect your sleep!  However, it ...
The All Important Magnesium

Jul 19 2020

The All Important Magnesium

What is Magnesium & it's importance as a Mineral? Magnesium is a mineral - a mineral is a substance which originates in rocks or metal ores!  Many minerals are essential for our health & we now generally get them from plants, fruits or vegetables.  Magnesium is a Macro-mineral which we ...
How can I lose my big tummy?

Jul 5 2020

How can I lose my tummy?

Had a C section - even 20 years ago?  Had a Diastasis or 'split abs' as some people call it?  Or just feel you have never 'lost the tummy' after having kids??  Or have you lost weight everywhere but still can't get rid of the paunchy tummy? I have women ...
Our Monthly Cycle & Our Hormones

Jun 17 2020

Our Monthly Cycle & Our Hormones

How our hormones affect us during the monthly cycle Have you ever really followed your monthly cycle?? Many women don't.  They don't think of it except for maybe knowing they are coming on as they are eating more or getting very irritable or getting very bloated.  However, have you ever ...

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