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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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

What the Heck is Up with Cholesterol During Menopause? with Samia Mora, MD, MHS (Episode 167)

2/28/2024
We wrap up heart health awareness month with one topic that comes up a whole lot in our community–cholesterol. We hear from scores of athletic, active women who have had perfectly fine lipid levels their whole lives only to see them shoot up, often dramatically, at menopause. If you’re one, you’re not alone. This week we take a deep dive into all things lipids, including what they are, what influences them, and what to do about them, with cardiologist and lipid and women’s health specialist Dr. Samia Mora. Samia Mora, MD, MHS, is a cardiologist and molecular epidemiologist conducting translational research in the prevention of cardiometabolic disease, with a focus on lipid and inflammatory mechanisms of cardiovascular disease. She is the Director of the Center for Lipid Metabolomics and Director of the Biorepository, Divisions of Preventive and Cardiovascular Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Mora is also a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. You can learn more about her and her work at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Resources Rethinking Menopausal Hormone Therapy: For Whom, What, When, and How Long? here NAMS 2022 Hormone Therapy Position Statement here 7 Countries Study here Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:01:12:29

Cardiovascular Disease & Brain Aging During Menopause with Rebecca Thurston, PhD (Episode 166)

2/21/2024
For years, hot flashes and night sweats (aka vasomotor symptoms) were considered just a “bothersome” part of being a menopausal woman: we were to wear layers, buy a fan, and soldier on. Then researchers started making some troubling connections between vasomotor symptoms and chronic disease. This week’s guest, Dr. Rebecca Thurston, is one of those investigators whose work shows that women with severe and/or persistent vasomotor symptoms have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and changes in the brain that are linked to dementia. We dig into those findings and many more during this week’s episode. Rebecca C. Thurston, PhD, FABMR, FAPS, is recognized nationally as a leader in the field of women’s health, particularly in the areas of menopause, trauma, cardiovascular disease, and brain aging in women. Her innovative research focuses on menopause, cardiovascular disease, and dementia risk in women, three prevalent and inter-related health issues that can have a profound impact on women's lives. She is Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Women's Health and Dementia and Professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiology, Psychology, and Clinical and Translational Science, at the University of Pittsburgh. She also serves as Director of Women's Biobehavioral Health Program at the University of Pittsburgh as well as Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Research Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh. You can learn more about her and her work at UPMC.com Resources: Trajectories of Sleep Over Midlife and Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation here Trauma and its implications for women's cardiovascular health during the menopause transition: Lessons from MsHeart/MsBrain and SWAN studies here Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms and White Matter Hyperintensities in Midlife Women here Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms and Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events in SWAN here Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia here Brief behavioral treatment for insomnia here Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to...

Duration:00:52:43

Vulvovaginal Health & Comfort for Life with Rochelle Bernstein, MD (Episode 165)

2/14/2024
Whether you run, lift, or ride (and especially if you ride), an otherwise great workout can be wrecked by a painful vulva. And lots of issues can crop up during and beyond the menopause transition that can cause pain, discomfort, and even damage to your vulva and vaginal tissues. We address them all this week with Rochelle Bernstein, MD, of Purely Menopause, who focuses her OB/GYN practice on women’s sexual health and menopausal medicine. Dr. Rochelle Bernstein is an expert in menopausal medicine and women's sexual health, as well as an avid skier, hiker, and mountain biker. She is a member of The Menopause Society and the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH). She is board certified and is a fellow of the American Congress of OB/Gyn (ACOG) and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). She established Purely Menopause to empower women with the knowledge, tools, and confidence necessary to lead healthy, happy lives. You can learn more about her and her work at www.purelymenopause.com Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:00:57:58

A Beautiful Work in Progress in Perimenopause with Mirna Valerio (Episode 164)

2/7/2024
Mirna Valerio, aka the Mirnavator, has never shied away from adversity. As a Black woman in a larger body who is also an ultrarunner, she’s endured her share of harassment and ridicule, both online and in real life. But despite some people trying to put her down, she’s devoted her life to lifting others up, showing those like herself what’s possible, which, for her, includes 11 marathons, 15 50K+ ultras, and a best-selling memoir, A Beautiful Work in Progress. Now, Mirna is facing another challenge we’re all familiar with, perimenopause. This week we talk all about what she’s experiencing, how it’s impacting her running, and what she’s doing to take care of herself through this chapter of her journey. Mirna Valerio is an ultramarathoner, cyclist, skier, DEI professional, and author of the memoir, A Beautiful Work in Progress. She began running in high school, recommitted to the sport after a health scare in 2008 and started her blog Fatgirlrunning—about her experiences as a plus-sized woman in a world of thinner endurance athletes— while training for her first marathon. Mirna has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Runner’s World, on NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in the viral documentary short, REI Presents The Mirnavator. She’s written for Women’s Running, Self, Outside, and Runner's World. In 2018 she was chosen as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, and since then has appeared on the Kelly Clarkson Show, Access Daily, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. Mirna is one of the Lululemon ambassadors participating in FURTHER, an initiative to show how far women can go when they’re supported with resources and product innovations typically reserved for men. The initiative will culminate in the six-day FURTHER ultramarathon that begins on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2024. You can learn more about her and her work at themirnavator.com Resources Learn more about Lululemon’s FURTHER initiative here Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:01:04:59

Ditching Diets for Good with Pam Moore (Episode 163)

1/31/2024
As women who’ve grown up steeped in diet culture, we often give away our agency to books, apps, and strict food rules rather than trusting ourselves to know what to eat and what our bodies need. During menopause, when our bodies are changing, we can doubledown on those rules, making life harder. This week we talk about ditching diets and restrictive rules and using our knowledge and intuition to find food freedom and a whole lot more joy with Intuitive Eating Coach Pam Moore. Pam Moore is a journalist and an occupational therapist-turned-award-winning intuitive eating coach. Her writing has appeared in outlets including The Washington Post, Runner's World, SELF, and many others. Also a certified personal trainer, six-time marathoner, and two-time Ironman finisher, Pam is the creator of the Real Nourished newsletter, where she shares evidence-based tips to help women detach their weight from their worth, and the Real Fit podcast, featuring conversations with women athletes about body image, "enoughness", and more. Learn more about her and her work at pam-moore.com. Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:01:00:26

Regaining Power in Perimenopause with Jill Patterson (Episode 162)

1/24/2024
As active, athletic women, we know ourselves better than anyone. We know our pace, our power, and our mindset for training and competing. Perimenopause can make all of that change out of the blue. It can rob us of our confidence and knock us off our game, just when we feel like we’re really hitting our stride. Elite cyclist and coach Jill Patterson, 42, lived that reality for months, wondering if she had just “aged out” of her sport before discovering that the muscle and power loss, low motivation, mood swings, fatigue, and sudden aches and pains were in fact perimenopause. This week, we talk about her experience going into the menopause transition and how she got her power, mojo, and competitive edge back. After graduating college, Jill Patterson moved to Japan to teach English. She ended up staying 10 years, picked up road cycling, and was recruited to race on a Japanese women’s road racing team. After returning to the US 8 years ago, she continued to explore cycling in all forms, including Gran Fondo, criteriums, gravel, mountain bike, and cyclocross. Today she is a full time cycling coach for athletes from all over the world. Jill continues to race and has achieved many notable wins including the 2018 GFNY World Championship, the 2021 Wedu Segment Challenge, and the 2022 and 2023 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship titles. You can learn more about her at @jillpattersoncycling on Instagram and at jillpattersoncycling.com. Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:00:47:24

Weight Loss Drugs and Active Menopausal Women with Jody Dushay, MD (Episode 161)

1/17/2024
The New York Times recently called Ozempic a “new match for menopausal weight gain”. But is it? These drugs can be a godsend for those who need them. But there's a lot we need to understand. How do they work? How well do they work? Who benefits from them? What are their risks? What impact do they have on muscle, bone, and performance? How do they affect training and racing? We dig into all of that and more this week with endocrinologist and Ironman triathlete Dr. Jody Dushay who has been researching these drugs for more than a decade. Jody Dushay, M.D., MMSc, is an endocrinologist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is also the founder and director of Well Powered, a comprehensive wellness and weight management program. Dr Dushay has studied the effect of pharmacotherapies and dietary interventions on body weight for years, including a large single-site study examining the effects of a glucagon-like peptide receptor agonist on body weight in obese women without diabetes. As a triathlete, she has qualified for Kona 3 times and came in 2nd in her age group at the 2020 Ironman World Championship in St George. You can learn more about her and her work at wellpowered.org. Resources: Dr. Jody Dushay’s research: Short-term exenatide treatment leads to significant weight loss in a subset of obese women without diabetes Weight Loss Outcomes Among Early High Responders to Exenatide Treatment: A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Study in Overweight and Obese Women Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:01:08:08

Women Need Earlier Perimenopausal Care with Nina Coslov (Episode 160)

1/10/2024
Most women don’t expect menopause symptoms to start until age 50. Neither do many of their healthcare providers. That’s a problem because, as this week’s guest Nina Coslov’s research shows, women can actually start experiencing symptoms associated with menopause during their late reproductive years before their periods become noticeably irregular and they’re officially in perimenopause. Yet when they seek care, they’re often told they’re “too young for menopause” because they still have regular cycles. This week, Coslov talks about her research on the late reproductive stage in a woman’s life as well as womenlivingbetter.org, the organization she started to help women get the menopausal information they need before they’re suffering and not knowing where to turn. Nina Coslov created Women Living Better (womenlivingbetter.org) to provide anticipatory guidance about perimenopause. Intent on better characterizing the path to menopause, she focuses on education and research, and along with her partners, has published six papers in peer-reviewed journals. Nina was the lead author on “Symptom experience during the late reproductive stage and the menopause transition: observations from the Women Living Better survey,” published in the journal Menopause. She authored the chapter “Women’s Voices: The Lived Experience of the Path to Menopause” in Each Women’s Menopause: An evidenced Based Resource. Nina received the 2021 Media Award from the North American Menopause Society. Prior to Women Living Better, Nina worked in the biotech industry and before that was a management consultant. Nina has an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a BA from Williams College. Resources Menopause Journal study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34313615/ Women Living Better Instagram https://www.instagram.com/womenlivingbetter/ Perimenopause care resources: https://womenlivingbetter.org/published-research-health-care-for-perimenopause/ https://womenlivingbetter.org/hormonal-changes/ Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:00:42:48

I Am I Can I Will I Do in Menopause with Christine D’Ercole (Episode 159)

1/3/2024
As we roll into a brand new year filled with goals and aspirations, this week’s guest, fan-favorite Peloton Cycling instructor Christine D’Ercole would like to remind us that we are bigger than a smaller pair of pants, and the most powerful thing anyone can say to us is what we say to ourselves, and we have agency in that conversation. Now 52, Christine has started using her enormous platform to share her experiences with the menopause transition and to defy and rewrite the story that we’ve been told about what menopause means when it comes to what we’re capable of and how we see ourselves. When she’s not putting power into her pedals, she’s helping women empower themselves by changing their self talk and helps guide them with her signature mantra: I Am I Can I Will I Do. We cover Christine’s menopause experience, her body image battles, and how she uses self talk in her own life and you can too. You can learn more about her and her work at christinedercole.com. Christine D’Ercole is a speaker, writer, decorated competitive cyclist, and original Peloton Cycling Instructor who inspires thousands daily with her work on and off the bike. She is also the founder of WORDSHOP: a workshop in self-talk that is a practical and profound tool for change, centered on the four prompts that make up the root of all our self-talk: I am... I can... I will... and I do. Over the past ten years she has provided wordshops for major corporations, youth organizations and Employee Resource Groups. When she is not writing or speaking, Christine is racing her bike at Velodromes across the country. She is a Masters World Champion, holds 15 National titles, and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. Check out her CDE Menopause Playlist here on Spotify Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:01:04:44

REBROADCAST - Mastering Your Menopause Mindset with Cara Bradley

12/27/2023
This episode originally dropped on May 24, 2023. I’m too old. Nothing works for me. My best days are behind me. I just have to live with (fill in the blank). I’ll never feel better. When we’re really going through it, it can be easy to slip into a personal cave of limiting beliefs that can conspire to keep us there in the cold and dark. But where do these beliefs come from? Are they even true? What would we do if we didn’t have them? This week we take a deep dive into the menopause mindset with body-mind coach Cara Bradley, who helps us find our strengths to slice through the limiting beliefs that hold us back so we can feel and perform our best. Cara Bradley is a former pro skater and leading authority of mental fitness and menopause mindsets. She shares her signature body-mind training with Fortune 500 companies, pro and college sports teams, and top wellness brands. Cara is the author of On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine, the founder of Verge Yoga Center, and the host of the Daily Whispers podcast. In 2020, Cara was named a “Top 12 Most Powerful Women in the Mindfulness Movement” by Mindful Magazine. You can learn more about Cara and her work at carabradley.net And check her out on TikTok @menopausemindset.

Duration:00:53:15

REBROADCAST - Built to Move with Juliet Starrett

12/20/2023
This episode originally dropped on April 5, 2023. What does it mean to be fit? Deadlifting your body weight? Running a 10K? Doing an Ironman? Most of our notions about fitness spotlight the big thing we want to do while glossing over all the smaller, equally important, but less “sexy” stuff like joint mobility, breathing practices, balance, and nutrition it takes to get you there strong and injury-free. Kind of like wanting to climb Mount Everest without spending any time at Base Camp. This week’s guest, Juliet Starrett, co-author of the new book Built to Move is all about the Base Camp, especially in midlife and menopause. We dive into Juliet’s personal story (including a hippo attack!) as well as the vital signs and foundations menopausal women need to tune into so they can be strong, able, and pain-free for the rest of their active lives. Juliet Starrett is an entrepreneur, attorney, author, and podcaster. She is the former co-founder and CEO of San Francisco CrossFit, one of the first 50 CrossFit affiliates. Juliet is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Deskbound and co-host of The Ready State Podcast. Before turning her attention to The Ready State and San Francisco CrossFit full time, Juliet was a professional whitewater paddler, winning 3 World Championship and 5 National titles. Her latest book, co-authored with her husband and mobility pioneer, Dr. Kelly Starrett is Built to Move: The Ten Essential Habits to Help You Move Freely and Live Fully. You can learn more about her, The Ready State, and Built to Move at thereadystate.com Resources Built to Move: thereadystate.com/product/built-to-move/ Juliet’s blog on preparing for menopause: thereadystate.com/blogs/how-i-am-preparing-for-menopause/ Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:01:08:08

Getting Up to Speed on Menopause Research (or the Lack Thereof!) with Christine Yu (Episode 158)

12/13/2023
As active women, we’re so used to our bodies being considered “other” or “less than” in health and fitness media, we barely notice it. Our bouncing breasts are a problem. Our wide hips are a problem. Our periods, boy oh boy, big problem. And when we hit perimenopause and menopause? Well, until very recently nobody even bothered talking about us…especially exercise physiology researchers, who, as this week’s guest Christine Yu discovered, have largely overlooked athletic and active menopausal women. This week we flip the script and make women’s bodies the norm as we dive in on what we know and the research we need to answer the questions we have. Christine Yu is the author of Up to Speed: The Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes, in which she explains the latest research and celebrates the researchers, athletes, and advocates pushing back against the status quo and proposing better solutions to improve the active and athletic lives of women and girls. Yu is an award-winning journalist whose work focuses on the intersection of sports science and women athletes. Her writing has appeared in Outside, The Washington Post, Runner’s World, and other publications. She’s a lifelong athlete and yoga teacher who loves running, surfing, and skiing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can learn more about her and her work at christinemyu.com Resources: Up to Speed: The Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes. Pick up a copy here. Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:00:57:33

Save Your Menopausal Skeleton with Kristi DeSapri, MD (Episode 157)

12/6/2023
Women generally talk about what they see and feel during menopause. Symptoms like hot flashes, joint pain, and vaginal dryness grab our attention while our bone density silently slips away. Women can lose up to 20% of their spinal bone mass through the menopause transition. Thirty-five to 50 percent of women have low bone mass by age 50. Your lifetime risk of having a hip fracture is higher than breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and uterine cancer combined. Thirty percent of women will die within a year of having a hip fracture. Yet, bone health still fails to grab the headlines it deserves. We want to stay strong and active into our older years, and that starts with maintaining healthy bones. This week we dive into all of it with osteoporosis and menopause expert Dr. Kristi DeSapri. Kristi DeSapri, MD, truly believes that women deserve to function at optimal health and are gatekeepers to their families’ and communities’ health. She is a board certified internist specializing in midlife women’s health and is regarded as a national leader in the field of osteoporosis and menopause management. After fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic, she has worked in private practice and academic medicine including being director of the Northwestern Women’s Bone Health program at the Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. She is the founding physician and owner of Bone and Body Women’s Health, LCC a specialized midlife women’s health practice in Winnetka, IL focused on consultation and management of perimenopause, menopause, osteoporosis, fracture prevention and treatment and sexual health. You can learn more about her and her work at www.boneandbodywh.com. Resources Online fracture risk assessment calculator here Find a DEXA scan near you here Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:01:07:05

Taming the Hormonal Perimonster with Sasha Gollish (Episode 156)

11/29/2023
A few years ago, elite Canadian runner Sasha Gollish started experiencing some symptoms that had her wondering what the hell was up with her body—crime scene (or as she called them firehose) periods, strange memory lapses, times in races when her legs were flailing and her muscles were not responding the way they typically would as she struggled to find her stride. She wondered if she was sick. As you likely guessed by now, she wasn’t sick. She was in perimenopause. After suffering alone for a bit, Sasha decided to open up and share her experiences online, not only for her own mental health, but also so other women wouldn’t feel alone or invisible in their own struggles. This week she talks all about how she is learning to make peace with and tame what she calls her hormonal perimonster. Along with being an elite runner, Sasha Gollish, PhD, 41, is also a high-performance coach, engineer, and researcher in the Mental Health and Physical Activity Research Centre at the University of Toronto where her work focuses on knowledge translation. She has a substantial resume of world and national records, including setting the world record in the women’s 40+ indoor mile in 2022 and setting two Canadian Masters Indoor records earlier this year at the Hal Brown Invitational Indoor meet. Also, this year she competed in the marathon at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, the half marathon at the inaugural World Road Running Champs in Riga, Latvia, and the World Mountain Running Champs in Innsbruck, Austria. You can learn more about her and her work at www.sashagollish.com Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:00:58:15

Ditching Destructive Menopause Diet & Fitness Narratives with Meredith Root (Episode 155)

11/22/2023
Women in menopause get a lot of nutrition and fitness advice. Some of it is sound. Some less so. Quite a bit of it is downright predatory. That is why the best nutrition and fitness advice for menopausal women is often not about grams of protein or hours of exercise, but rather a hard look at our own attitudes and beliefs about how we eat (or don’t eat) and move our bodies. What narratives form our nutrition and fitness foundations? Are they even true? This week we dig deep into those narratives–and how to change them–with Meredith Root, co-founder of Tactic Functional Nutrition and Tactic Functional Fitness, both of which are grounded in empathy and behavioral change. Meredith Root has a B.S. in Biological Engineering and 6 years experience in biopharmacetutical process development. She is an active member of the Canadian and American Society for Nutrition and contributing writer for The Morning Chalk Up. She has been a nutrition coach since 2015 and along with her partner, Alex Parker, founded Tactic Functional Nutrition in 2018. Tactic now employees a team of 10 coaches and works with people from all over the globe on health and habits. Together, Meredith and Alex run Tactic's Instagram page which has garnered over 210k followers as well as their podcast, Afternoon Snack, which allows them to amplify their messaging even further. Fundamentally, the Tactic methodology is one that emphasizes consistency with basic nutrition and fitness principles that compound over time; communicated in a way that inspires trust, confidence, and self-determination. Their new business, Tactic Functional Fitness aims to bring uncommonly good fitness to common people. You can learn more at tacticmethod.com. Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:01:04:36

Spiritual Fitness in Midlife & Menopause with Anne Alexander (Episode 154)

11/15/2023
We exercise and train for hours each week (and sometimes each day) to build our physical fitness. We work on our mental toughness. But how much time do we devote to our spiritual fitness? To exercising our soul? For many of us it’s not so much. And we can suffer for it, getting lost, sad, and stuck, especially during menopause and midlife when we can find ourselves looking around going, “Is this it?” “What’s it all about?” This week we plug into our inner selves for a little tune up with longtime yoga practitioner, best-selling health and fitness writer, and now interfaith minister Anne Alexander, as we explore how to expand our purpose and passion in this next chapter of our lives. Anne Alexander is a longtime yogi, writer, and newly ordained interfaith minister with a passion for making the frontiers of health, science, and spirituality irresistibly interesting and surprisingly practical. Author of two New York Times best-sellers, former SVP/Editorial Director at National Geographic, and founder of SoulCandy, Anne brings decades of training in Iyengar, hatha and jnana/wisdom yoga and a deep understanding of ancient spiritual wisdom traditions to helping people find peace, discover their purpose, and experience their power, especially at mid-life. Her latest work, Wake Up to Love, is a practical and profound invitation to let go, lean in, and follow your bliss. You can learn more about her and her work at soulcandy.com Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:01:05:56

Your Questions Answered with Selene Yeager (Episode 153)

11/8/2023
Tummy tucks, insomnia, hormonal headaches, training post breast cancer, anxiety-calming supplements…you had some questions! And we have some answers! This week we dig back into the Speakpipe voicemail box and address your questions regarding menopause-related concerns and performance with host Selene Yeager. We are not medical professionals, of course, so this is not a substitute for medical advice. That you need to pursue on your own. Answers are based on medical literature reviews, medical society recommendations, personal and professional experience, and past episodes. Along with being host of the Hit Play Not Pause podcast, Selene Yeager is content manager at Feisty Menopause, a best-selling professional health and fitness writer, including the co-author of Next Level and ROAR with Dr. Stacy Sims. She lives what she writes as an NASM certified personal trainer, cycling coach, Pn1 certified nutrition coach, certified menopause training coach, and lifelong athlete. You can follow her work at Feistymenopause.com Resources: When Cancer Enters the Equation with Dr. Corinne Menn (Episode 46) Just Keep Swimming with Sarah Thomas (Episode 127) Calm Your Mind with Dr. Alisha Brosse (Episode 43) Examine.com/supplements/gaba Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:00:40:07

What to Know About Fasting Through and Beyond the Menopause Transition with Dr. Erin Faules, DO (Episode 152)

11/1/2023
Fasting is often recommended as a solution to the metabolic health and weight management challenges menopausal women face. And while it can be an effective health tool when done properly, there are numerous pitfalls that active women can encounter when layering the stress of fuel restriction on top of other stress in their lives. This week we break it all down with autoimmune and precision medicine specialist Erin Faules, DO, who formerly worked with Wild Health before devoting herself to her own practice, Doctor Erin Health full time. Dr. Erin Faules (formerly Donaldson) graduated from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board-certified in Family Medicine. Her passion for changing healthcare was sparked when during her second year of medical school, she was diagnosed with lupus, a systemic autoimmune condition. She was told by her specialist she would be on medication to suppress her immune system for the rest of her life, and was literally laughed out of the office when she asked if anything she could do with her diet or lifestyle might change her outcome. Today, thanks to her own persistence and practice, her auto-immune antibodies are non-existent and she has not been on a pharmaceutical medication for over five years. You can learn more about her and her work at thedoctorerin.com Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:00:52:08

The Power of Play & Parkour During Menopause with Penny Szentkuti & Rachel Gray (Episode 151)

10/25/2023
When we reach menopause and midlife, we’re sometimes leery of trying new things. We don’t want to embarrass ourselves. We feel afraid. We don’t want to get hurt. Whether hormonal, societal, or a blend of both, we can easily succumb to the urge to stay on the sidelines. But the real magic happens when you jump (maybe literally) into something new, especially an activity that builds skill, confidence, and a community of like-minded women who want to break expectations. For this week’s guests, that activity has been parkour, a practice that involves maneuvering over, under, and through obstacles, which has given them both a newfound sense of power and strength, as well as play and fun. They talk all about their path to parkour and how much it’s improved their lives in this week’s show. Penny Szentkuti, 53, is a teacher librarian at Ascham School in Edgecliff, Sydney, Australia and is a mother of two (which is how she got into parkour in the first place). You can see her parkour in action on Instagram here. Rachel Gray, 48, is an early childhood educator, running Outdoor Playgroups. She is a mother of three active children (which is how she, too, got into parkour). They both practice parkour at AAPES (Australian Academy of Parkour, Exercise and Self-Defence). Resources: Parkour, skydiving, wing foiling — women over 50 are finding freedom in adventure sports, ABC.net.au feature here. Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:00:56:06

What Happens to Muscle During Menopause with Sam Moore, MS, CSCS (Episode 150)

10/18/2023
Millions of women will tell you they feel like their muscle disappeared overnight once they hit the menopause transition. It may not technically happen in a 24 hour period, but muscle tissue really does slip away quickly over the perimenopause period. That’s a problem because muscle is our metabolic engine and helps us live, play, and perform our best. This week, we sat down with exercise scientist Sam Moore, who was so moved by her athletic mother’s experience during perimenopause, she devoted herself to learning as much as she could to help others. She presented her research on body composition, activity, and nutrition in menopause at this year’s Female Athlete Conference. We talk all about her research there and much more. Sam Moore is an applied sport scientist and Human Movement Science Doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Medicine, researching endocrinological topics of applied female athlete sport science. Sam completed her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Human Biology from Western Oregon University and her master’s degree in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from California University of Pennsylvania. Prior to Carolina, Sam was with the NC State Wolfpack from 2019-2021 as the Director of Sport Science and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach. As the first woman to serve as a Director of Sport Science in the NCAA, Sam implemented a revolutionary and evidence-informed framework of women’s specific training design based on the hormonal landscape of the Wolfpack female athletes. You can learn more about her and her work at mooresportscience.com Resources Evaluation of the relationship between body composition and menopause symptoms across the menopause transition, here. Body Composition, Activity, & Nutrition in Menopause, here. Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow Us on Instagram: Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition: Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene: https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t: https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Support our Partners: Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Lagoon Sleep: Go to LagoonSleep.com/hitplay and take the 2 minute sleep quiz to find your match, and then use the code HITPLAY for 15% off your first purchase

Duration:01:05:46