World Menopause Day

Aged between 40 and 55?   Learn how to spot the signs of menopause and act quickly. Although some women may experience a premature onset of menopause under the age of 40, the average ages tend to be between 45 and 55 years. If not addressed early, it can lead...

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Working Out for Women Over 40

Resistance training, resistance training, resistance training! Unfortunately, from the age of 40 and beyond you really do "lose it" if you don't "use it." A study in 2012 (1) stated that inactive adults can experience a 3% to 8% loss of muscle mass per decade, a reduction in resting metabolic rate and more fat accumulation. The same study (1) showed...

Exercise Considerations During A Menstruation Cycle

Awareness of the potential changes that occur during a menstruation cycle is important for performance and injury risk. With considerations to the female population and sporting participation, it is imperative there is an awareness of the impact exercise can have during this period.  Firstly, the menstruation cycle consists of 4 different phases and that contribute differently to fitness and performance. ...

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