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Elizabeth M.

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Checklist for perimenopausal health by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause We do love our lists – so here’s one that’s just for you if you’re concerned about your perimenopausal health, put together by Dr. Karen Deighan, chair of obstetrics/gynec ... Read on »
Lose weight and get healthy during menopause, says Dr Sally Hope by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Women should seize the opportunity given by the menopause to get healthy, says family doctor Dr Sally Hope in a new section of the website devoted to menopause. This ... Read on »
Gentle exercise in menopause – because every little helps by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause A reader asks me to suggest some gentle exercise to see her through the menopause – because more vigorous types, like Zumba which I wrote about recently, ‘hurt her’. I ... Read on »
How to stick to healthy eating at Thanksgiving! by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause The seasonal binge starts here, and oh, what a challenge it is to stick to healthy eating at Thanksgiving. Nonetheless, there is a big damage limitation exercise to be ... Read on »
Start exercising early to prevent menopausal weight gain by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause No, I don’t mean get up at 6am to do your weights routine. In fact you’d be better off staying in bed and getting the shut-eye, as sleep deprivation can get those fat-prov ... Read on »
Meditation in Menopause – Soothing and Stress-Relieving by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Meditation has much to offer in the years around the menopause. These years, typically starting in the mid-forties, are not just busy, packed with family and work comm ... Read on »
Zumba – great exercise for women during menopause by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause We LOVE Zumba, here at Beat Menopause Weight Gain! Why? Because we were tired of dreary exercise classes, sagging leotards in dusty church halls…and then along came Zu ... Read on »
Post-menopausal breast cancer risk reduced by walking regularly by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause News of research carried out by A. Heather Eliassen at Harvard is very welcome to post-menopausal women, many of whom live with a nagging anxiety that they might develop b ... Read on »
Genes predict early menopause – new research by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Early menopause can strike women as young as 35 and wreck their chances of having children, as well as putting them through the signs and symptoms of menopause 10 years ea ... Read on »
World Menopause Day 18 October 2010 by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause On World Menopause Day on 18 October you’ll be reading news stories about menopause as the International Menopause Society (IMS) makes its annual bid to bring facts about ... Read on »
Happiness in menopause by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Yes, why not! Happiness in menopause is a wonderful thing to aim for, never more so than during these transitional years. Reading a great blog post on happiness is an ... Read on »
Yoga for menopausal women by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause What does yoga offer for menopausal women? I first tried it two years ago when tired, stressed and under a lot of pressure I was desperate for strategies to help me re ... Read on »
How to reduce stress in midlife by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause This blog post on how to reduce your personal stress was written by Ruthann Brodsky on her blog on healthy ageing. With an article in the UK press today on how we have ... Read on »
The middle-aged mind – clearing the clouds by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause An interesting new book on the middle-aged mind and memory popped on to our RSS reader today. Reviewed on Menopause – The Blog , Barbara Strauch’s book The Secret Life ... Read on »
Beat that menopausal midriff bulge by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Why, oh why, are women – and often men as well – so prone to sprout a midriff bulge as they move into midlife? Even super-svelte women like Liz Hurley find that the po ... Read on »
Health Benefits of Walking in Midlife by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Here at Beat Menopause Weight Gain , we love Maggie Spilner’s book Walk Your Way Through Menopause. There are so many health benefits of walking , for us as midlife wo ... Read on »
HRT in menopause – the breast cancer risk by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Doctors in Canada have underlined a definite link between the use of HRT and breast cancer rates in women aged between 50 and 70. The Women’s Health Initiative trial i ... Read on »
Osteoporosis and your genes by Elizabeth M. 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Once you’ve had the menopause, you’re at more risk than any other group of developing osteoporosis. In this condition your body can’t build enough new bone to keep your sk ... Read on »
Apple-shaped body means higher risk of colon cancer by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Putting on fat around the middle is one of the great bugbears of life post-menopause. Now new research from the University of Minnesota shows that having a midriff bulge i ... Read on »
Menopause needn’t be negative by Elizabeth M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause The symptoms of menopause are well-documented, but fortunately it’s not every woman who will have to endure extreme hot flashes, mood swings and the rest. Professor Ma ... Read on »