Turning our mid-life potential into reality. A reminder from Australian marketing guru, Sonya Keenan.

“Knowledge is the new currency” mentioned Sonya in her virtual presentation. “When something isn’t working, then you need to have the right knowledge to lift yourself to the next level. You need to set yourself up for success by defining success for you and then get coaching support to see it through.”  [Sonya Keenan, Australia] […]

5 Reasons for your Weight Gain in your 50s and 60s.

“If your waist is ‘thickening’, your body-shape is changing and you are going into or through menopause, let me explain why!” [Dr Wendy Sweet, Women’s Healthy Ageing Researcher & MyMT Coach] When my own mother reached mid-life, menopause wasn’t spoken about, but thinking back, I now realise that this was when her  health started to […]

Depression, Exercise and Mid-Life Gut Health: what every woman over 50 should know.

The history of menopause-related anti-depressant use is fascinating. A medication called Iproniazid, developed in the early 1950’s for treatment of tuberculosis, was never intended to become one of the first pharmaceutical anti-depressants. But when Physician’s noticed that tuberculosis patients became more cheerful, optimistic and more physically active, further research revealed that the change from melancholy […]

Discover the power of Garlic & Kyolic Garlic for your ageing blood vessels as you move through menopause.

I wish my late mother had added more garlic to her meals. Maybe then she would not have needed all the heart pills that were prescribed for her as she got older. On reflection the decline happened in her late 50’s and 60’s – yes, her post-menopause years. My greatest regret is that I hadn’t, […]

“I didn’t understand how much menopause would affect my fitness and how I exercised, nor how all this would affect my weight gain.” [Tineke, New Zealand]

“When I was a Les Mills Instructor in the Netherlands” messaged Tineke to me, “I wanted to always work harder and do something extra. Maybe to impress others? But I have come to the point that I don’t have to impress anybody but to just enjoy the moment as I do my exercise.  It was […]

Why managing insulin resistance matters for your weight gain in post-menopause.

It was 1995 and I remember the conference in New York distinctly. It was the year my daughter was born and it was my first time away from her to travel to an academic health conference. I think many of us remember the nervousness as we leave our babies for the first time. But it […]

WORKOUT VIDEO – Help your ageing lymphatic system to function better with this 25 minute home-workout.

As we move through menopause, one of the things that helps our lymphatic system is gentle, low-impact aerobic exercise.  ‘Movement is Medicine’ in the MyMT programmes and it’s why, for the month of January, 2021, you can select the option to also come onto the Rebuild My Fitness programme as well as the Transform Me […]

“I used to suffer from chronic sinusitis, back-aches and headaches, but not anymore. I have never in my 64 years, felt as good as I do now.” [Lyndie, UK]

Some inspiration and motivation from Lyndie in Oxfordshire, who joined me on the MyMT™ Transform Me programme during 2020. Dear Wendy,  Thank you so much for helping me to be Transformed. I am so pleased I started the Transform Me course in March this year. Two friends of mine, both recommended me to do the Transform Me course.  […]

Learn why ‘morning-ness’ is associated with losing weight and keeping it off in menopause and beyond.

For over 30 years, Professors Rena Wing and James Hill have been over-seeing the National Weight Control Registry [NWCR]  at Brown University in America. For nearly 20 years, I’ve been following their research and teaching students from it. These days I’m no longer teaching students, but bringing the fabulous research from the NWCR to the […]