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Get a Grip hands strength training Jan 19, 2022

The bonus benefits of lifting heavy sh*t may also help you live a longer, healthier life.

By Selene Yeager

 

A strong grip does more than help you open jars by yourself. It’s also been linked with a longer life. Research finds that grip strength is inversely associated with the risk of...

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Is Menopause Taking Your Breath Away? estrogen lung vo2 max Jan 10, 2022

Research finds menopause may accelerate our age-related decline in lung function.

By Selene Yeager

 

Last week, someone in our Hit Play Not Pause group posted an article from LungDiseaseNews.com titled Study Links Menopause to Lung Function Decline in Women, saying, “Just another...

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Make Self Compassion Your New Year’s Resolution goals resolutions Jan 05, 2022

Granting yourself grace is good for your midlife heart.

By Selene Yeager

 

It’s that time of year again, when people are inclined to take a hard look at themselves and make resolutions to change things they don’t like. Which is okay. There’s always room for us to make...

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Yogurt Does a Menopausal Body Good blood pressure yogurt Dec 14, 2021

The probiotic-rich food helps digestion, is rich in nutrients women need, and can lower blood pressure.

By Selene Yeager

 

If there’s one food group that comes up a lot for menopausal health, it’s yogurt. With good reason. It’s an excellent source of calcium, which we need...

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Just Dance dance Dec 08, 2021

Moving to the music does a menopausal body (and mind) good.

By Selene Yeager

 

Dance has been a health and wellness darling for decades (centuries, really). Research shows that dancing activates brain pathways that release feel good neurochemicals like dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins. It...

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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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