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What Menopausal Women Really Need to Know About Weight weight gain weight loss Jun 08, 2022

Menopausal women are the new target for weight loss diets, pills, teas, and gimmicks. Here's what to know about weight before you buy in.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

Weight loss is a topic that comes up a lot in our Feisty Menopause circles. It’s understandable because the menopause...

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What's the Best Diet for Menopausal Brain Health? alzheimers diet menopause May 30, 2022

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 Feisty Menopause community, and with good reason. Women are at an increased risk for developing dementia...

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5 Ways Jumping Does a Menopausal Body Good bone health jumping menopause perimenopause plyometrics May 25, 2022

Plyometrics is good for your mind, muscles, bones, performance, and yes, even your joints.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

When you watch kids play, you’ll see they do a whole lot of jumping — jumping on the bed, jumping on furniture, jumping up, down, and over pretty much anything in...

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5 Life Saving Heart Health Steps Menopausal Women Should Know heart attack heart disease heart health menopause peri menopause womens health May 17, 2022

Heart disease is our #1 killer and we still don’t get the medical attention we need.

By Selene Yeager 

 Several years ago, my mom was having nearly debilitating, radiating shoulder, neck, and back pain, along with random panic attacks and general fatigue. She went to her doctor,...

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Another Reason to Eat More Carbs: Fiber constipation fiber fruit menopause vegtables May 10, 2022

Most women eat less than half the fiber they need. Menopausal women need more. The reasons why may surprise you.

By Selene Yeager

 Fiber is not sexy. It rarely grabs eyeballs or generates clicks like protein, fat, or pretty much anything — pro or con — about carbs does. But if...

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How Much Sleep Do Menopausal Women Need? circadian rhythm cortisol melatonin menopause sleep May 04, 2022

It might be less than you think. Here’s what research shows and how to get a better night’s rest.

By Selene Yeager

Seven hours of shuteye a night may be the sweet spot for mental health and wellbeing in midlife, according to a new study of almost half a million adults. That’s on...

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Is Menopause Making You More Anxious and Afraid? anxiety hormones Apr 25, 2022

The fear factor during menopause is real. Here's what to do about it.

 By Selene Yeager

 “I mountain bike and am suddenly afraid to ride features I've ridden 1,000 times.”

“I’ve had full blown panic attacks in routine situations I’ve been in on the...

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Does Every Menopausal Woman Need Hormone Therapy? estrogen hormone decline hormone therapy hormones menopause mht perimenopause Apr 20, 2022

Hormone therapy can be a lifesaver for some. Others don’t want it, need it, or can’t take it. Whatever our path, we're not deficient.

By Selene Yeager

 When we first started Feisty Menopause in 2020, many women were still afraid to take menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) because...

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The Best HIIT Workouts for Menopausal Women cortisol deep belly fat hiit intervals menopause music perimenopause workout Apr 11, 2022

These short, sweet (and preferably to a good beat) intervals can work metabolic magic in midlife.

By Selene Yeager 

By now you’ve been “hiit” over the head many times with all the benefits of high intensity interval training. Short bursts of extremely high intensity...

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Should Menopausal Women Cut Carbs? carbohydrates carbs high carb low carb menopause no carb peri menopause Apr 04, 2022

High carb. Low carb. No carb. Women in menopause get a whole lot of mixed messages. Let’s cut through the confusion.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

Hang around certain corners of the internet long enough and you’ll become convinced that carbohydrates are the devil incarnate.

Truth is...

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5 Ways to Keep Deep Belly Fat in Check aging cortisol deep fat hormones insulin menopause visceral fat women Mar 28, 2022

Fat can be your friend (it's true!). But deep belly fat (which you can't even see) is a health foe and it rises with menopause. Here's what helps keep belly fat at bay.

By Selene Yeager

 

We are not fat-phobic here at Feisty Menopause, as we know that body fat, especially at midlife, is not...

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4 Reasons Why Menopausal Women Should Lift Heavy Sh*t hormone decline lift weights Mar 24, 2022

When your hormones decline, muscle stimulation matters.

By Selene Yeager

 

For years (decades, really) I never lifted heavy weights. As a long-distance triathlete and then endurance mountain bike and gravel racer, I just didn’t think it was for me. Even when I was writing about the...

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