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How to Survive – and Thrive – During the Menopause Lifequake lifechanges lifequake Aug 31, 2022

“The change” can upend your performance and identity. Here’s how to find solid ground.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

I am a runner. I am a triathlete. I do CrossFit. I’m a rower. Many of us identify with the activities that we’ve always done…maybe for our...

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How to Improve Your Gut Health During Menopause gut guthealth menopause microbiome Aug 22, 2022

Menopause can mess with your gut microbiome. Here’s how to make it better.

 

 by Selene Yeager

 

As women, we’re often told to “trust our gut,” to tune into those deep-seated feelings that tell us something is not quite right. As active women out running,...

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7 Innovations That Are Making Menopause Better Aug 17, 2022

Health tracking apps, telehealth, femtech, and other advances are helping women manage symptoms and optimize health and performance. And it’s only going to get better.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

We are currently in the Golden Age of Menopause. During the past two to three years alone...

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Mobility During Menopause menopause mobility warm-up Aug 09, 2022

The little things matter a lot when it comes to moving pain-free.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

Mobility is the foundation for a healthy, active life. Though we tend to conflate it with flexibility, mobility is more than being able to touch your toes or drop into a picture-perfect pigeon pose....

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Why Your Sleep Can Really Suck During Menopause Aug 02, 2022

Can’t sleep? You’re not alone. Sleep problems are common — and often misdiagnosed — in menopausal women. Here’s what you need to know.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

It’s 2 a.m. and you’re practicing deep, controlled breathing; counting backward from 30;...

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How to Keep Menopause from Erasing Your Orgasm menopause orgasms sex Jul 25, 2022

The big O doesn’t have to go MIA during the menopause transition. 

 

By Selene Yeager

 

When it comes to sexual satisfaction, the title of an editorial published last month in the journal Menopause says it all (for some women): On no! Where did my “big O” go? Or...

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Managing Urinary Incontinence in Menopause bladder incontinence Jul 19, 2022

Hint: It may take more than Kegels. 

By Selene Yeager

 

If you’ve ever found yourself twisting your legs like a braided breadstick as you fumble to get your keys in the door or pulling up your pants to leave the bathroom only to drop them again because you still feel like you have...

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How to Train for Your Menopausal Brain brain brain health hiit workouts Jul 12, 2022

Workouts that are good for your muscles are good for your mind.

By Selene Yeager

 

As menopausal women, we hear a lot of unsettling news about our brain health. Brain scan research shows that our brains physically change during the menopause transition, with a dip in gray and white matter...

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Do Alcohol and Menopause Mix? alcohol Jul 06, 2022

Alcohol is good! Alcohol is bad! The research is equivocal and the decision to drink is personal. Here's what science shows.

 

 By Selene Yeager

 

If you’ve paid any attention to alcohol research for any length of time, you, like me, have developed a case of results whiplash....

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How to Maintain Lung Capacity During Menopause estrogen lung vo2 max Jun 29, 2022

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

 

By Selene Yeager

 

As active women, we need all the oxygen our heart and lungs can provide to our hard-working muscles. But some women may find that their lungs aren't working quite as well as they...

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Brain Training for a Smoother Menopause Transition brain health brain training cbt Jun 21, 2022

Mental practices like cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness can improve sleep, stress, hot flashes, and much more. They're also easier than you think. 

 

By Selene Yeager

 

As athletes, we train our brains all the time. When our legs start screaming at mile 17 of a marathon,...

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Hormone Therapy and Heart Disease Risk: Help Or Harm? heart disease mht Jun 15, 2022

Your "vascular age" is key.


By Selene Yeager

 

Hormone therapy will increase your risk of heart disease! You need hormone therapy if you want to avoid heart disease! Confusion whiplash, anyone? If and/or when to start menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is a subject of ongoing research and...

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