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. […]

Burn menopause fat by helping these cells to do the job they love to do … and why my dog needs to do this too!

Coming back to New Zealand has been an eye-opener. A month in Switzerland in a small ski village and hardly ever, did I see an overweight mid-life woman. Even when I visited the larger cities. Although the 2017 OECD report suggests that both Switzerland and Korea are countries where obesity rates are projected to increase over […]

Why it’s harder to cool down when you’re in menopause if you exercise or play sports.

Serena blows my mind. Here she is, the heaviest weight she has been for decades and despite the fact that she is now out of the Australian Open, her power, strength and tenacity was still able to bring her the results to get as far as she did. I’ve been watching her with interest to […]

Why you need more than just 30 minute workouts during your Menopause transition.

I remember the fitness messages in the 1990’s. This was the time when ‘lack of time’ became the new mantra for the fitness industry.  Motivated by the very new scientific domain of exercise psychology, one of the messages coming out of the emerging research, was that most people lack time to exercise. Alongside these messages, was […]

The Connection between Menopause & Osteoporosis – A shout out for strong women as they age!

Have you ever thought about your skeleton as a metabolically active organ? I know that I never really thought about this when I went into peri-menopause and thought that the activity that I was doing, e.g. some cardio, my once a week BodyPump class and doing some exercise on most days of the week was […]