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Keep Talking, We're Here depression mental health suicide prevention Dec 02, 2021

Data show that menopausal women experience mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts, but too many stay silent.

By Selene Yeager

 

This isn’t an easy topic to talk about. But it’s far too important a topic to not talk about. Studies and stories about suicide have been...

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Tuck In Between 10 and 11 for Menopause Health sleep Nov 17, 2021

Research shows the benefits of going to sleep between those hours.

By Selene Yeager

 

When I was in college, we often didn’t even go out until 11, sometimes 11:30. After all the bars were open till 2 a.m. These days I’m tucked in by 10:30 p.m. most nights, which I’m happy...

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Keep An Eye on Your Vision eyesight mental health vision Nov 09, 2021

New research links impaired vision to depressive symptoms in women during midlife.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

A few weeks ago, a woman in the Feisty Menopause community asked whether menopause affects eyesight. The answer is yes it can, though it can be tricky to determine which changes are...

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A New Way to Lift Heavy Sh*t home gym strength training Nov 03, 2021

We’re loving Tonal, a digital weight platform that automatically adjusts to your personal needs.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

Menopausal women need to lift weights—a.k.a. lift heavy sh*t—to maintain their essential muscle mass. But there are barriers: Not everyone has easy...

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Laser Therapy May Be All Show and No Go laser treatment vaginal dryness Oct 26, 2021

New study on vaginal laser therapy shows no significant benefit.

By Selene Yeager

 

Vaginal laser therapy for vaginal dryness related to menopause doesn’t appear to have meaningful benefits, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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Mindfulness Practice Every Day Keeps the Long Term Burden of Stress Away cortisol mindfulness stress Oct 20, 2021

Hair analysis study shows that practicing mindfulness techniques lowers cortisol levels long term.

By Selene Yeager

 

Levels of your stress hormone cortisol can increase as you make your way into the later stages of the menopausal transition, according to research. And women with increased...

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Food for Thought diet Oct 13, 2021

Study finds the MIND Diet may contribute to improved cognitive resilience and performance with age.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

Brain health is a topic that comes up a lot in our posts here at Feisty Menopause, and with good reason. Research shows that estrogen is neuroprotective: it increases...

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Weighing On Our Minds weight gain weight loss Oct 01, 2021

Lessons from three decades of weight loss and wellness reporting.

By Selene Yeager

 

Weight loss is a topic that comes up a lot in our Feisty Menopause circles. It’s understandable because the menopause transition is a time when body composition shifts. We do our best to provide...

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Potential Help for Menopause Hair Loss hair loss Sep 30, 2021

Research on a promising hair growth supplement presented at NAMS annual meeting.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

Thinning hair and hair loss is very common during the menopause transition. Research shows that about 40 percent of women experience what’s called female pattern hair loss, also...

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Those Hips Don't Lie exercise strength Sep 16, 2021

Maintaining hip flexor strength is essential for top performance as you get older, study shows.

By Selene Yeager

 

We’ve all heard the mantra: Lift Heavy Sh*t. Muscle tissue can slip away quickly during the menopause transition, so maintaining it through a regular strength training...

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Toasting Menopause alcohol Sep 08, 2021

Alcohol is good! Alcohol is bad! The research is equivocal and the decision to drink is personal.

 By Selene Yeager

 

If you’ve paid any attention to alcohol research for more than a year or two, you, like me, have developed a case of results whiplash. For decades we’ve...

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When it Comes to MHT and Heart Disease Risk, Your Arteries’ Age, Not the Candles on Your Cake Matter Sep 03, 2021

Determining your cardiovascular health is key, study shows.
By Selene Yeager

If and/or when to start menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is a subject of ongoing research and debate. That’s especially true in the realm of heart disease where cardiologists have traditionally been more averse to...

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