Blogs about Menopause

The importance of WEIGHT TRAINING by Amanda Abdelrahman

"High intensity resistance training (above 60% of the 1 repetition maximum) causes large increases in strength in the elderly, and resistance training significantly increases muscle size. Resistance training also significantly increases energy requirements and insulin action of the elderly.

Menopause And The Stigma: Overcoming The Misconceptions

One of my friends said the other day, “I don’t want people to know that I am in menopause. They treat you differently and secretly roll their eyes. You know the one, it just makes you feel bad about yourself.”Menopause And The StigmaThis surprised me. I look at menopause as a natural occurrence in life, just like starting your period when you begin puberty. But now that I think about it…menopause is a whole different beast.

Handling Criticism: Why Do Negative Comments Hurt So Much?

Handling Criticism: Why do negative comments hurt so much?I am sure you had negative comments hurt your feelings.You try to do the right thing in life and follow a path we believe is right for you. The choices you make affect the quality of your life and happiness. Handling criticism of negative comments is hard because it hurts your feelings.

The Science Behind Sweating AFTER You Exercise in Menopause

My client asked me the other day:"I am running on the treadmill and I am sweating a little. You know that I am not a runner, but I am pushing pretty hard for my fitness level. I don't drink much water because I don't feel thirsty. But then about 20 minutes after my workout I start sweating like crazy! This can't be a hot flash right? What’s going on?"

Happy Holidays! Let the stress begin.

Let's face it, everyone is worried about...

Own Your Menopause. Stop Making Excuses.

 I just saw a website selling a T-shirt with the following slogan on it: “Don’t blame me - blame the Menopause”. Funny right?

How do you make your Super Shakes in Minutes?

I love my Super Shake and you wanna know why?It's healthy, nutritious, satisfying and it tastes GREAT! I have tried other products that are already done for you, all you have to do is add water or milk. They tasted chalky or smelled strange.

L.I.F.E - all you have to do is show up

L.I.F.E - all you have to do is show up L - live in the moment I - invest in interesting things F - focus on yourself E - enjoy the things you do At times life seems to get in the way. Menopause sure gets in my way sometimes.

The Dreaded Gray Hair: Grow It Out or Is It Menopause?

For years, I have been keeping an eye on that oh so dreaded gray hair growing into my beautiful brunette hair.

Yes there is PROOF! Exercise does reduce hot flashes.

Hot of the press!!! I knew it! Late last year, the North American Menopause Society published a position statement that did not recommend exercise to offset symptoms of menopause because the research was “insufficient or inconclusive.”