Menopause weight gain: will I ever feel good about myself again?

Did you wake up one day as a midlife woman transitioning through menopause and wonder what happened to your body, weight and confidence? If so, know that you are not alone. Weight gain seems to appear over night! While research suggests that the average weight gain during menopause is around 2-4kg, many women I speakContinue reading “Menopause weight gain: will I ever feel good about myself again?”

Invest in Health

Invest in Health was my first ever business name 30 years ago. I love this name as it still means so much to me. The year after my dad died when he was 47, my mum and I attended an investment seminar and the presenter (who was probably in his late 70s) said something thatContinue reading “Invest in Health”

Healthy travel – my new approach

I’m heading off on my first ever trip to New York next week and I’ve been thinking today about how I can stay healthy while still enjoying everything on offer. Note – If you are looking for tips on how to stop yourself eating less healthy food and how to do hotel room workouts, thenContinue reading “Healthy travel – my new approach”

Making friends in midlife

As someone who works from home and can be quite the recluse, I also recognise how important it is to form friendship connections with other women – especially as we age. Research indicates that loneliness can increase your risk of illness, premature death and may even be as bad for your health as smoking! HavingContinue reading “Making friends in midlife”

What I have learnt over 30 years about thriving as you age

It’s 30 years on Monday since my dad died of a sudden heart attack when he was only 47. Over the last 30 years, there has been a significant increase in the amount of research conducted and information available about health and wellness. It’s never been easier to gain the knowledge necessary to live aContinue reading “What I have learnt over 30 years about thriving as you age”

Can a health and wellness vision board change your life?

Although I’ve always liked the idea of vision boards, I have to admit I never considered them a legitimate way of changing your life. It wasn’t sciencey (is that even a word!!) or evidenced based enough for me. However, throughout my ironman journey, I continually utilised visualisation techniques to help me get through my trainingContinue reading “Can a health and wellness vision board change your life?”

How simplifying improved my menopause and my life

Peri-menopause, menopause and post menopause are definitely having a moment. This is fabulous because finally, women are retreating from life wondering what on earth is happening to their bodies, minds and selves. Finally, we are being made aware of the many aspects of this major hormonal shift that once no-one ever talked about. After all,Continue reading “How simplifying improved my menopause and my life”

Circadian Rhythms and Post Menopause Sleep

Circadian rhythms are 24 hour cycles that are part of the body’s internal clock, running in the background to carry out essential functions and processes. One of the most important circadian rhythms is the sleep-wake cycle. Sleep disruption was one of the most frustrating and debilitating issues I experienced during my menopause transition. Previously, IContinue reading “Circadian Rhythms and Post Menopause Sleep”