Hit Play Not Pause

Health & Wellness Podcasts

Welcome to the Hit Play Not Pause Podcast, a Feisty Menopause podcast for active, performance-minded menopausal women who aren’t willing to put their best years behind them. It’s time to reimagine what you can accomplish as an active woman in your 40’s, 50’s and beyond. We talk about how to optimize your physiology, maintain your fitness, and harness your power in, through, and past the menopause transition. Come join the movement. Join host Selene Yeager for a no B-S podcast for women ready to live their feistiest lives. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podsights - https://podsights.com/privacy Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

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Welcome to the Hit Play Not Pause Podcast, a Feisty Menopause podcast for active, performance-minded menopausal women who aren’t willing to put their best years behind them. It’s time to reimagine what you can accomplish as an active woman in your 40’s, 50’s and beyond. We talk about how to optimize your physiology, maintain your fitness, and harness your power in, through, and past the menopause transition. Come join the movement. Join host Selene Yeager for a no B-S podcast for women ready to live their feistiest lives. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podsights - https://podsights.com/privacy Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

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English


Episodes

Dying to Be Enough with Kristin DiDomenico

2/8/2023
Do you struggle with feeling you’re not enough? Fit enough? Successful enough? Lean enough? Enough, enough, enough. By the time we reach menopause, many of us have spent years, even decades, of our lives chasing enough. And, as this week’s guest, coach, trainer, and athlete Kristin DiDomenico knows, that relentless pursuit of perfection can take us down some pretty dark roads including addiction, eating disorders, and sometimes much worse. Kristin shares her own personal journey through all...

Duration:01:10:39

Finding Midlife Clarity with Jennifer Stoute

2/1/2023
People will often accuse a woman who is changing things in her life at 50 of having a midlife crisis. It’s quite the opposite, according to this week’s guest, two-time Olympian, Jennifer Stoute. It’s midlife clarity. Stoute, who also played Rebel the Gladiator on the hit show Gladiators has done her share of evaluating and re-evaluating her personal, professional, and active life as she’s transitioned through menopause and midlife. This week she talks about what she’s learned and where she’s...

Duration:01:04:05

PAVING a Woman’s Path through Menopause and Beyond with Michelle Tollefson, MD

1/25/2023
In many ways, health care is actually sick care. We are enormously grateful for physicians who can address pathology and treat disease. But often the emphasis is on surviving, not thriving. That’s where Lifestyle Medicine comes in. It’s a system of health care that leans in on the power of social connections, personal psychology, exercise, nourishment, and more to prevent disease and optimize health. This week’s guest, Dr. Michelle Tollefson is a Lifestyle Medicine expert and OB/GYN helping...

Duration:01:03:16

What You Need to Know About Weight In Menopause and Beyond with Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA

1/18/2023
We’ve been led to believe weight is a simple equation: energy in versus energy out, which implies it’s all in our control. We’re in charge. We just need the right diet, exercise, and willpower. And while nutrition and physical activity matter a lot, and some maintain their weight through those means, others feel like their bodies have a mind of their own, which is actually true, as this week’s guest, obesity medicine scientist, educator, and policy maker Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford explains....

Duration:01:09:03

Transformation in Menopause: Who Do You Want to Be Now? with Nicole DeBoom

1/11/2023
We’re back! And we’re kicking off the New Year with the perfect introspective conversation with former pro athlete turned entrepreneur and life adventurer, Nicole DeBoom. Nicole recently turned 50 and is in the thick of perimenopause, which for her has manifested in brain fog, night sweats, body composition changes, and more. She’s also recently had spinal fusion for spondylolisthesis, a spinal condition that causes instability and slips in the vertebrae in the spinal column, which is as...

Duration:01:12:58

REBROADCAST: Do You Need Hormone Therapy? with Carla DiGirolamo, M.D., Ph.D.

1/4/2023
Since we started this podcast, many women have gone from being afraid to take hormone therapy to being afraid not to take hormone therapy, as some in the menopause field are saying that menopause is really a “hormone deficiency” and we can’t age well without it. This week we dive in on what hormone therapy is; what it can do (especially for performance and health); what it can’t do, and what we’re still learning about all of it with Dr. Carla DiGirolamo. Carla is a Double Board Certified...

Duration:01:00:11

REBROADCAST: The State of Menopause with Stephanie Faubion, MD, MBA, Medical Director of NAMS

12/28/2022
The good news: we are finally talking about menopause! The not so good news: we still have a long way to go, especially in the realm of research, says this week’s guest Dr. Stephanie Faubion, who is on the tip of the spear leading the way forward as the Medical Director of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). When it comes to dealing with menopause openly in our culture, especially in the workplace, Dr. Faubion believes we are where we were with pregnancy 30 years ago. And she has...

Duration:00:30:45

How to Research Your Menopause with Leslie McClure, PhD (Episode 111)

12/21/2022
Dr. Google is often our first stop when we want to understand a symptom we’re experiencing and find out what we can do about it. But the internet is a bottomless well of information–and disinformation. Even when we dig into actual research studies, the conclusions aren’t always reliable or consistent, which is why it’s hard to get a straight answer on complex issues like hormone therapy. It can be frustrating and confusing, but there are ways you can evaluate the information you find to...

Duration:01:06:42

Navigating the Rocky Road of Perimenopause with Deanna McCurdy (Episode 110)

12/14/2022
At age 42, off-road triathlete Deanna McCurdy was crushing it, including clocking the fastest female amateur time at XTERRA National Championships, and was ready to turn pro when—perimenopause. Out of the blue, her performance tanked and she found herself in tears through a key race. Deanna, who’s also a mom of a special needs daughter, was forced to rest, research, reset, and make some training and lifestyle changes. It worked and she roared back to racing as a pro by age 45, winning XTERRA...

Duration:01:14:58

Get a Buff Muff with The Vagina Coach, Kim Vopni (Episode 109)

12/7/2022
Women have been taught incontinence is our destiny–that we should just accept it and wear pads. Pelvic floor issues like prolapse are often normalized–we should just stop running, jumping, and lifting heavy sh*t. This week’s guest The Vagina Coach, Kim Vopni, is having none of it, and she dives into all the therapies and tools available to help remedy prolapse, incontinence, and other pelvic floor issues so you can continue doing the activities you love. And she should know, Kim has dealt...

Duration:01:16:07

The Menopause 200 - An Ultrarunner’s Game Plan for Thriving Through Menopause with Kamm Prongay (Episode 108)

11/30/2022
Ultrarunner Kamm Prongay is clear: she did not sign up for the Menopause 200. Her ovaries did. And when they did, she eventually found herself on the start line, unable to run. Kamm has been chronicling her journey through menopause in a series of essays in Ultrarunner.com, including one titled the Menopause 200, in which she shares her anxiety, brain fog, drenching night sweats, and ultimately performance decline and lack of drive to do the sport she loved. And this week, she shares that...

Duration:00:49:25

Find Your Menopause Five - The Power of Human Connection in Menopause with Zora Benhamou (Episode 107)

11/23/2022
More than diet, exercise, the money in your bank account, your cholesterol levels, or even your genes, it’s your relationships that matter most when it comes to being happier and healthier in midlife and into old age. That’s important because midlife and menopause are inextricably intertwined, and how we experience one impacts how we experience the other. We dig into all of that and so much more with this week’s guest, gerontologist Zora Benhamou, who encourages women in midlife to find...

Duration:01:08:36

Women Who FKT with Teri Smith and Dana Katz (Episode 106)

11/16/2022
Want to challenge yourself without the pressure that comes with traditional competition? Feel like trying something new that won’t have you comparing your former self to your current self? This week’s guests Teri Smith and Dana Katz suggest trying an FKT, or fastest known time, a challenge where you run, hike, or in some cases bike or “multi-sport” along a route as quickly as you can to try and set an FKT. When perimenopause upended Teri’s competitive identity as an ultrarunner, her friend...

Duration:01:16:31

Healthy, Pain-free Joints Through Menopause. How Regenerative Medicine Can Help (Episode 105)

11/9/2022
Nothing stops you in your tracks like chronic pain and nagging, seemingly endless injuries, both of which can become more common during the menopause transition and beyond. The sports medicine world is brimming with cutting-edge, regenerative medicine treatments promising relief, but it can be hard to cut through the marketing jargon to figure out what really works. This week we sat down with sports medicine-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Vonda Wright of the Hughston Clinic for detailed...

Duration:00:47:43

Surfing the Turbulent Waters of Midlife and Menopause with Lisa Alfano (Episode 104)

11/2/2022
Body image issues. Wrecked sleep. Struggling with slowing down. Midlife and menopause can send us into some seriously turbulent waters. This week’s guest, Lisa Alfano, manages to keep from going under by riding the waves–literally. Lisa is a surfer and triathlete who has married her passions in her business Tri2Surf, a community for women ages 50+ who want to reset or discover their active selves and claim their power and passion. Lisa has battled body image issues her whole life. Menopause...

Duration:00:43:07

Less Fuel, More Problems. Why Menopausal Athletes Need to Eat More with Heidi Skolnik

10/26/2022
Eat less. How many times have you seen and heard that message? As a generation that grew up steeped in diet culture, most of us have it deeply internalized…often to our detriment. Underfueling among active women is extremely common and puts us at risk for low energy availability (LEA), which can lead to relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S), a condition that not only hurts performance, but also can cause irreparable negative health consequences. LEA/RED-S can be especially difficult to...

Duration:00:59:54

Breast Health During Menopause with Amy Comander, MD (Episode 102)

10/19/2022
October is breast cancer awareness month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. That’s especially important for women in the menopause transition and beyond because the risk of breast cancer rises with age. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 55 and older. This week we sat down with marathon runner and breast oncologist Amy Comander, MD, at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center to discuss how we can manage our risks no matter our...

Duration:01:09:15

The State of Menopause with Stephanie Faubion, MD, MBA, Medical Director of NAMS (Episode 101)

10/12/2022
The good news: we are finally talking about menopause! The not so good news: we still have a long way to go, especially in the realm of research, says this week’s guest Dr. Stephanie Faubion, who is on the tip of the spear leading the way forward as the Medical Director of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). When it comes to dealing with menopause openly in our culture, especially in the workplace, Dr. Faubion believes we are where we were with pregnancy 30 years ago. And she has...

Duration:00:36:27

The Power of You (Episode 100)

10/5/2022
We are celebrating our 100th episode…and the fact that we have surpassed one million downloads in just two years’ time! Our community is growing by leaps and bounds and you’re the reason why. So this week, we are also celebrating YOU! Host Selene Yeager sits down with Hit Play Not Pause producer Carrie Barrett to share listener messages, talk about what we’ve learned, our hopes for the future, and to give you a little peek behind the curtain on how this show comes together week after week....

Duration:01:20:58

Acupuncture for Managing Menopausal Symptoms with Michelle Hay (Episode 99)

9/28/2022
Bloating, hot flashes, night sweats, disrupted sleep, irritability, restlessness, brain fog…this week’s guest Michelle Hay treats them all, as well as the stress that can exacerbate them, with acupuncture. This week’s show is all about this Traditional Chinese Medicine practice, how it works, what to expect, and the specific benefits for menopausal women. Michelle P. Hay, is Co-Director of Acupuncture at Boston IVF in Waltham, MA. She has been working in women’s health since 2006 and is...

Duration:01:04:25