Self Care 

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.

Hormones, Sleep & Magnesium

Feb 29 2024

STRESS – why we need to know about it

I talk a lot about trying to get some ‘me time’ ie downtime, especially when you have a lot going on or are a bit stressed.  Today, I thought I would clear a few things up about stress, so you don’t end up stressing about being stressed and know what ...
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
The Impact of Stress on our Bodies

Oct 29 2022

What is Intermittent Fasting & WHY is it healthy for you

Different Types of Intermittent Fasting I should think you have heard of IF - Intermittent Fasting.  If not then hopefully this post will educate you on it and it's overall health benefits.  Yes, it is fasting which of course means we don't eat for long periods of time.  Intermittent fasting ...
Healthy Snacks

Oct 13 2022

How the seasons affect our hormones

I have taken this info and condensed it, from Cytoplan Blog.  I wanted to share some of the points they suggest, but their blog is very long and at times a bit complicated.   So here are the main things to think about for your hormones and health through the year. ...
World Menopause Awareness Day 2020

Aug 21 2022

Non-HRT part 2: Self care, Exercise, Nutrition & Weight

Move, eat well & start prioritising your self care Part 2 of the information for those who don't want to take HRT or can't - or even for those taking it.  As women age, they really do HAVE to start taking care of themselves and moving self care further up ...

Aug 5 2022

Non-HRT ways to support your menopausal body – Part 1

No to HRT?? 2021 and 2022 have been the years of the Menopause awareness campaigns.  It is great, we have had MP's talk about, the press, celebs, women campaigning - the MENOPAUSE and the symptoms women experience is finally being highlighted.  Fantastic! However, sorry, there is always a 'however'!! Whilst ...

Jul 22 2022

Women’s Health is about ALL women

Ok, so YES, GREAT, the menopause is finally getting the news it absolutely deserves. However, I work in women's health.  I work with women who have had a hysterectomy, have endometriosis, have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), who have a prolapse, have a diastasis.  These are all women's health issues which ...

Jul 22 2022

How to look after your body as a new mum

Typical things new mums have to do: Bend over cots Lift buggies Change nappies on the floor or low surface Push buggies up hills or on grass Feed the baby and hold in a set position for long periods of time These are all movements that new mums have to ...

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 ...

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