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I originally set up Menopause Support to pass on information and experiences I gathered through my tricky menopause. If you want my ideas, tips and products to help you with your symptoms, or if you want to know more about the latest menopause research then read my blog. I?d love to hear your feedback so please post a comment at the bottom of the page!

Lose your Christmas weight fast!

7. January 2011 09:55

Join us here at our free Menopause Support ‘phone-in’ next Thursday 13th January at 7.30pm to find out the latest research and ideas on how to get rid of those extra festive pounds.

I’ll be discussing why weight control is so much harder once we get into our 40s and talk about ideas and tips which women find really help keep their weight under control through this period of their lives.  I’ll be sharing the latest research on what works and what doesn’t and talk about how to use these findings in your day to day life.

The call will last 30 minutes and you will have an opportunity to ask questions.  Book your free place now, click on ‘Book Now’ on the Weight control topic talk page for the ‘0845’ number to ring next Thursday. 

Looking forward to talking with you then and in the meantime, if you’re anything like me, wear your ‘fat-day’ jeans for the next few days!

If you would like to receive a recording of this Weight Control topic talk, please email us to request a link

Want improved libido, weight control and cancer protection?

1. September 2010 10:56


Well I believe brisk walking is the answer.  I am a huge fan and since dumping my gym work-outs in favour of a regular ’45 minute power walk’ I feel fitter, lighter and yes more alive too!


The latest report from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) suggests that well over a third of all cancers could be prevented by adjusting lifestyle factors such as doing more exercise.  Henry Scowcroft, from Cancer Research UK says, ‘You don’t have to be an athlete to reduce your cancer risk.  There’s solid evidence that certain cancers – including breast and bowel – are less common in people who do regular, moderate exercise such as brisk walking.’


But we all know that it’s so hard to get motivated even knowing this cancer protection benefit – it’s so far in the future (hopefully) and there’s always something more important to do.  So, I suggest you concentrate on the short-term benefits – after a couple of weeks of regularly brisk walking you will begin to notice an improved sense of wellbeing, increased energy levels, clearer thoughts and perhaps more interest in the bedroom.  These benefits are all as a result of the increased heart rate and blood flow that takes place when we do any form of exercise that gets out of breath, hot and sweaty.


I swear by my Polar heart rate monitor to help me walk at the right speed – as a 51 year old women I aim for 128/132 heart rate for 45+ minutes, three times a week.  This gives me a good cardio-vascular and resistance workout all in one and helps to maintain my weight.  (If you want to buy a similar heart rate monitor you can visit our shop at where all our shop profits are used to support more women going through the menopause.)


Happy Walking!