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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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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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This is Your Metabolism on Menopause metabolism weight gain Aug 26, 2021

Research shows menopause doesn't blunt metabolism—but does that really matter?

by Selene Yeager

 

Our society has had a metabolism obsession for decades. I cannot count how many times the magazines and publishing houses I worked for cooked up storylines and entire books based on...

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Want to Build Your Brain? Take it Outdoors brain Aug 16, 2021

Research shows that fresh air and green spaces are good for your gray matter.

By Selene Yeager

Lots of us worry about our brain health and mental well-being during the menopause transition when science shows our gray (and white) matter is literally physically changing and our anxiety levels rise...

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Menopause Like You’ve Never Seen It books Aug 12, 2021

A picture—or in this case 128 pages of illustrations—is worth hundreds of thousands of words.

By Selene Yeager

 

A lot of books, articles, and stories about menopause cross our desks here at Feisty Menopause headquarters. Most have great advice for managing your symptoms and...

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The Benefits of Mindful Menopause Aug 05, 2021

Spending a bit more time in the present moment can ease many menopause symptoms.

 

By Selene Yeager

 

As your hormones fluctuate and drop, they can take your peace of mind with them, leaving you more prone to feeling anxious, irritable, and depressed. A daily dose of mindfulness may...

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My “Menopause Face” aging culture self confidence Jul 29, 2021

Our menopause faces are badass and beautiful, no insecurities (or fixes) necessary.

By Selene Yeager 

A couple of weeks ago, someone reposted a clip from The Doctors (a long-running syndicated talk show reportedly featuring the latest health headlines), which aired earlier this year. The...

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Diet Changes Can Dramatically Improve Menopause Symptoms diet plant-based Jul 22, 2021

A plant-based, soy-rich diet can reduce hot flashes by 84 percent, a study shows.

By Selene Yeager

When it comes to symptoms, the average duration of menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats is lowest for Japanese American women at 4.8 years. Chinese American women can expect symptoms to...

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