From menopause to post-menopause women the world over find that this is the time in their lives when they become confused and frustrated with not sleeping, changing health, sore joints and endless hot flushes. For many, their usual routines for weight management no longer work either. But as I discovered myself, nobody is joining the dots with our changing hormonal environment in menopause and how our lifestyle impacts on this.
My fascination with the link between menopause and healthy ageing began when peri-menopause came raging along when I was 50. It took me by surprise. And when I heard from my PhD participants that they had similar issues, I realised that women in their 50’s are forgotten when it comes to understanding what to do to turn around menopause symptoms, including weight gain without resorting to expensive, short-acting supplements and HRT.
That’s when I decided to look into it. Menopause is the gateway to our biological ageing and in many cultures around the world, there is not the same symptoms chaos that women in many western countries, including the UK and New Zealand, are experiencing. I was curious to know why this was. And I found that by looking at menopause through the lens of our biological ageing, I was able to put into place powerful strategies that enabled me to change my energy levels, get my healing sleep back, wittle off 15kg and restore hormonal harmony in my aching joints and muscles. All without the emphasis on vigorous exercise and dieting which I tried, but which made my symptoms worse.
This is what this seminar is about. Following an early career in nursing and then the health and fitness industry, followed by university-level lecturing in a range of exercise science and wellbeing topics, I have combined my 30 years of knowledge and experience to bring this seminar to you. I hope you can join me. I want to get the word out that mid-life matters to women. And in an ageing world, women must remain healthy, relevant and energetic. We are often still working and have a lot still to get done – another 30 years of living in fact! If this is you, but menopause has blind-sided your energy, your weight and your mojo, then please join me on August 20th in Brisbane. I won’t let you down.
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