• Staying strong as you age

    As women age, they will lose a larger portion of muscle than men do. This muscle loss will typically occur around menopause, and can be detrimental not only to overall health and fitness, but also to mobility and can lead to injury. Preventing excessive muscle loss will help not only your quality of life, but […]

  • Protein: The Elixir of Youth

    Protein for the Ageing Body Every cell in our body needs protein to grow and repair from daily wear and tear. We often think of protein as a nutrient that is important for athletes and young, growing bodies, but it is integral for the aging body as well. When we age, we are going through […]

  • The Effects of Menopause on the Body

    Hot Flushes Hot flushes are one of the most talked about symptoms of menopause, and are the most common, affecting almost 80% of women. For most people, hot flushes will not cause too much distress, and will be over in a short time. For around 20% of women, however, hot flushes will be more severe […]

  • The Effects of Menopause on the Brain

    Brain Fog Reports of women feeling as though they cannot think as quickly and clearly during menopause have been increasing in recent years. Scientists are not yet clear on why or how this happens, but anecdotal evidence suggests it does. Some research has suggested that hormone replacement therapy can reverse brain fog in women going […]

  • Treatments for Menopause

    Menopause is a tough time for everyone going through it, and it can often be hard to broach a conversation about treatment options if you feel you need them. In this day and age, there are a few options for women suffering from symptoms of menopause. The first step is, of course, to make any […]

  • Your Hormones during Menopause

    Menopause is one of the multiple times in a woman’s life where her hormones will be going through significant changes and fluctuations. It is these fluctuations that will cause the unpleasant symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, insomnia, and stress. So, what exactly are your hormones doing during menopause? Oestrogen Up to a decade […]

  • Menopause and Continence

    Menopause is a time of many changes in a woman’s life. Throughout menopause, a woman may experience some unpleasant symptoms. One that is rarely discussed is bladder control. The most common symptom experienced within this area is frequent urination, and needing to go urgently. Other symptoms include bladder leakage when coughing, sneezing, or exercising, and […]

  • The effects of menopause on your skin

    Menopause symptoms such as hot flushes, irregular periods, and mood swings are well documented and widely known about. But did you know that menopause can wreak havoc with your skin? Acne Some women will notice acne outbreaks during menopause. This is due to the hormonal fluctuations that happen at this time, similar to what happens […]

  • Menopause and Diet

    One way to manage some of the negative symptoms of menopause is to ensure you are fuelling your body in a healthy and balanced way. We have compiled a list of foods to add and remove from your diet to give you the best chance at combating those nasty symptoms. What to eat High fibre […]

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