Exercise and your ageing immune system and my 3 top exercises to boost your immunity during menopause.

Since the mid-1980s researchers have systematically examined the effects of a session of exercise on immune function. With the health chaos that the world is experiencing, I’m reminded of this research today. Never before have we become so aware of our immune function and for women in menopause, immune health is crucial to look after. […]

VIDEO: Did someone mention depression in menopause?

Did someone mention MENOPAUSE DEPRESSION?Over 2/3 of women in their 50s in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, get placed on anti-depressants in their menopause transition. Why is this when we’ve been healthy and happy all our lives? This was my curiosity too when I felt depressed and had lost my mojo. But where are […]

Menopause Exercise – Discover the best exercise to boost your ‘good’ HDL-Cholesterol in mid-life and beyond!

When a study arrived in my email in-box recently, comparing blood lipid profiles (blood fats) between a group of younger women who still have oestrogen and a group of women who have recently gone through menopause, I took notice. In a world whereby the population is ageing and over half of the world’s population are […]

Match your exercise to your hormonal cycle in peri-menopause

Female running with the sun shining behind her

“The rise and fall of hormones during a woman’s menstrual cycle have a profound impact on performance.”    [Exercise Physiologist, Dr Stacy Sims, New Zealand]. [Image: ResearchGate] Stacy’s work with female athletes is pioneering and her book called ROAR, should be on the book-shelf of any young female athlete wanting to break through their performance […]

Why the fitness industry may not have the answers for women in menopause who need to change the way they exercise.

“My sleep is now normal. The joint pain is better. I am much fitter, exercising 5-6 times a week and have lost 10kgs over the 12 weeks.”   [Raewyn] One of the things I recommended to Raewyn, was that she changed her exercise and reduce her high-intensity exercise to start with. It’s what I do when […]

Do you think of yourself as Pear-Shaped? If so, it’s the type of exercise you do in menopause that matters!

Who do you know that is a Gonad or Gyneoid Body Type –  you know, a Pear-shaped body-type? The reason I’m asking, is because there have been a lot of ‘AHA’ moments in the MyMT Coaching Groups this week. You see, every week in my private coaching groups, I try to have a ‘theme’ and […]

Are you a regular exerciser? Then discover the power of purple to give your blood vessels a boost after exercise.

lady doing light squats

Are your muscles and joints aching for hours after exercise? What about restless legs during the night? Is this you too? When women join me on my menopause symptom reduction programmes, the first thing I do is to read their health screening forms. At least every second screening form has a mention of sore joints […]

Menopause Depression and Exercise: What you need to 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 […]

Every Step Counts, but not as many as we think: New research about walking and health in post-menopause women.

It’s been a hive of activity in the MyMT™ Coaching Community. Michelle put up a post with gorgeous photos of her lunch-time walk down by the River Thames in London. “I feel so proud to work in an amazing City that I wanted to show you what I see if I make the effort to […]