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Welcome to the Hit Play Not Pause Podcast, a Feisty Menopause podcast for active, performance-minded women who aren’t willing to put their best years behind them. It’s time to break the silence and get past the stigma of what you can accomplish as an active woman in your 40’s, 50’s and beyond. We’ll talk about how to optimize your physiology, maintain your fitness, and harness your power! Join host Selene Yeager for a no B-S podcast for women ready to live their feistiest lives.

Welcome to the Hit Play Not Pause Podcast, a Feisty Menopause podcast for active, performance-minded women who aren’t willing to put their best years behind them. It’s time to break the silence and get past the stigma of what you can accomplish as an active woman in your 40’s, 50’s and beyond. We’ll talk about how to optimize your physiology, maintain your fitness, and harness your power! 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 women who aren’t willing to put their best years behind them. It’s time to break the silence and get past the stigma of what you can accomplish as an active woman in your 40’s, 50’s and beyond. We’ll talk about how to optimize your physiology, maintain your fitness, and harness your power! Join host Selene Yeager for a no B-S podcast for women ready to live their feistiest lives.

Language:

English


Episodes

When Trauma Meets Menopause with Athena Farias (Episode 65)

1/19/2022
Running is a coping mechanism for many trauma survivors. You lace up and put one foot in front of the other for solace and escape. But what happens when you hit menopause and the demons start to catch up? This week’s guest, coach and endurance athlete Athena Farias talks about all that and more this week as she unpacks how the symptoms she’s facing during the menopause transition are magnified by the trauma of her past. Athena is an RRCA Level 2 Certified Running Coach, NASM Certified...

Duration:01:00:21

Self Acceptance & the Love of the Game with Julie Dunkle (Episode 64)

1/12/2022
Menopause can be a wet blanket for competitive athletes. How do you keep showing up to start lines when you’re managing hot flashes, heat intolerance, poor sleep, and watching peers walk away from the sport? This week’s guest has some answers. A lifelong athlete and self proclaimed triathlon addict, Julie Dunkle, now in her mid 50s, has had to navigate a number of physical and emotional challenges related to menopause, but has found a way to maintain her love of the sport and keep her...

Duration:00:56:57

Overcoming Obstacles with Julie Angel, Ph.D. (Episode 63)

1/5/2022
Most of us–even the most active among us–are limited in how well we move. Sure we can run or ride a bike or lift heavy sh*t, but can we balance on a beam or jump over fallen logs? Can we move with strength and fluidity in every direction? Can we go over, under, and through obstacles with ease? Unless we practice, the answer is likely no. This week’s guest, Dr. Julie Angel, who has completed the world's first parkour themed Ph.D., is on a mission to change that. She focuses on helping midlife...

Duration:01:31:28

*REBROADCAST* Let’s Talk About Sex with Kelly Casperson, MD (Episode 50)

12/29/2021
Your brain is your largest--and arguably your most important--sex organ. It’s also the most overlooked, especially during the menopausal transition when we spend a whole lot of time talking about our vaginas (which are important, too, of course!). This week’s guest Kelly Casperson, MD, talks about all of it in a show that drives home the mind-vagina connection during menopause and midlife. Dr. Casperson is a urologist interested in science and the power of the mind to change our views of...

Duration:00:51:40

*REBROADCAST* Estrogen Matters with Avrum Bluming, MD & Carol Tavris, PhD (Episode 41)

12/22/2021
Hormone therapy for menopause is rife with confusion, fear, misunderstanding, and outright misinformation. Even doctors, who are often relying on long debunked research, can be at a loss to help women make educated choices for their health, well-being, and performance during this time. This week’s guests, Drs. Avrum Bluming and Carol Tavris, authors of Estrogen Matters go to great lengths to describe the real risks (or lack thereof) and myriad benefits of hormone therapy for women in their...

Duration:01:36:36

Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop. with Melanie McQuaid (Episode 62)

12/15/2021
Longevity in sport takes determination, curiosity, and the ability to adapt to what your mind and body needs as time goes on. That’s the embodiment of professional triathlete, mountain bike racer, coach, and 5x world champion Melanie McQuaid, who continues to kick ass through the menopause transition, placing 3rd at Ironman Chattanooga and 10th at Xterra World Championships in Maui this year. Melanie has raced as a pro athlete in four different sports and holds titles in a slew of...

Duration:01:05:44

"Lifequakes," Identity Crises & Finding Solid Ground with Lisa Hesse (Episode 61)

12/8/2021
“Who am I now?” That’s an identity crisis many of us face during the menopausal transition, especially if we end up taking a step back from our primary sport or activity to figure out what we want from athletics in this next phase of life. This week’s guest, life and wellness coach Lisa Hesse, helps active and athletic women define themselves and find solid ground during the “lifequake” of menopause when the earth seems to be shifting under our feet every five seconds. Lisa is a Nationally...

Duration:01:16:12

Adventures in Menopause with Jeannie Wall (Episode 60)

12/1/2021
“Menopause Is Hell. It Also Made Me a Better Climber.” That’s the title of a feature article written in Outside magazine by this week’s guest and legendary outdoor sport athlete Jeannie Wall. We dig into what that piece is all about and address topics of fear, anxiety, rage, hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, and the power, yes the power, of invisibility. Jeannie spent decades as a world class skier and an ultra runner. Currently, she is obsessed with climbing in all its forms. She's a...

Duration:01:13:43

Staying On Top of the Symptoms with Catriona Courtney (Episode 59)

11/24/2021
Joint pain, hot flashes, night sweats, crushing fatigue. Menopause can usher in a host of symptoms that make daily life challenging, let alone daily life on top of training and racing as a recreational athlete, being a mom, and managing a business. But with knowledge, practice, and patience, it can be done. This week’s guest, Registered Sports Nutritionist, ultra-runner, mom of four, and owner of Elev8nutrition is here to share how she stays on top of the symptoms as an athletic woman in...

Duration:01:08:03

Talking Testosterone with Dr. Carla DiGirolamo (Episode 58)

11/17/2021
Women make testosterone. It works in concert with estrogen and progesterone to maintain healthy muscles and bones and fires up your sex drive and helps protect your brain. Yet there are no FDA approved testosterone products for women and “T” is not included in standard menopausal hormone therapy. So women are left to their own devices, and reasonably have a lot of questions about when they might need it, how to get it, and what to expect from testosterone therapy. This week’s guest Carla...

Duration:00:59:34

High Performance Nutrition with Lauren Antonucci, RDN (Episode 57)

11/10/2021
Our performance nutrition needs change during the menopause transition. Few know that better than women who both teach it and live it as athletes and sports dietitians, like this week’s guest ​​Lauren Antonucci, RDN, CSSD, author of High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes. Along with being a sports nutritionist, Lauren is a runner, an Ironman athlete, and a mom of three. Once she hit perimenopause, she took Dr. Stacy Sims’ Menopause for Athletes course and made adjustments to her own...

Duration:01:16:40

Feet First with Dr. Karen Langone (Episode 56)

11/3/2021
Bunions and bone spurs and heel pain, oh my! Foot pain in all shapes and forms is extremely common and becomes more so as we enter the menopause transition and our estrogen declines, taking our collagen production with it, which impacts the dozens of joints and tendons in our feet. That’s important because our feet are literally the foundation of nearly every physical activity we do. This week’s guest, president of the American Association for Women Podiatrists, Dr. Karen Langone, helps us...

Duration:01:03:10

Leaks, Lockdowns & Magic Wands with Amy Hill Fife, MPT (Episode 55)

10/27/2021
As active women we know all about our muscles. We know the sets and reps to work our shoulders, glutes, and core. We’re proficient in using dumbbells, kettlebells, and squat racks. But when it comes to training our pelvic floor, we know one word: Kegels. That’s not enough. In fact, if our pelvic floor is a “Lock Down Donna” as this week’s guest would say, Kegels may be the last thing we need. Our pelvic floor muscles play a role in essential functions like continence and sex that impact the...

Duration:00:58:08

Enter the Dragon Boat with Chris Head and Connie Flesuras (Episode 54)

10/20/2021
Never underestimate the power of menopausal women. Their years of experience and deep well of physical and mental strength uniquely positions them to move mountains--or at least a fully loaded dragon boat weighing more than a ton. This week’s guests Chris Head, a newbie dragon boat racer with the Dragon Divas, a team of Breast Cancer survivors and Connie Flesuras, longtime coach at Dragon Boat Training, Inc. share their experiences with this unique sport and how the dragon boat community has...

Duration:00:56:43

All About Your Bones with Dr. Marci Goolsby & Dr. Alana Serota (Episode 53)

10/13/2021
As a woman you can lose up to 20% of your bone density during the five to seven years following menopause. Given the fact that we hit peak bone density by age 30, we can’t go back in time and build more, but we can take steps right now to hang onto what we have to keep our skeleton strong and resilient. This week we bring in two guests from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City to explain how: Dr. Marci Goolsby and Dr. Alana Serota. Marci Goolsby, MD, is Co-Director of the...

Duration:01:15:25

Selene Yeager on Becoming the Face of Menopause with guest host Tania Dalton (Episode 52)

10/8/2021
Happy birthday to Hit Play Not Pause! As a special gift, past guest, personal trainer, and healthy ageing coach Tania Dalton turns the tables and interviews host Selene Yeager for a 1 year anniversary bonus edition of the podcast. The two dive deep into Selene’s background as an accidental athlete turned professional level cyclist as well as her career writing about health, fitness, and endurance sports. Selene opens up about struggles with body image, eating disorders, nerves, and anxiety,...

Duration:01:58:45

Just Getting Started with Mari Holden (Episode 51)

10/6/2021
Whether we run, ride, swim, or practice martial arts, at some point we can feel like we’re nearing the end of the line with how far we can go. That’s especially true when menopause and midlife put us in a Malachi crunch. But maybe what feels like an endpoint is really the starting point of something exciting and new. That’s how this week’s guest, legendary cyclist Mari Holden views this stage of life since turning 50 this year. As she explains in her new Scuderia film Just Getting Started,...

Duration:00:50:05

Let’s Talk About Sex with Kelly Casperson, MD (Episode 50)

9/29/2021
Your brain is your largest--and arguably your most important--sex organ. It’s also the most overlooked, especially during the menopausal transition when we spend a whole lot of time talking about our vaginas (which are important, too, of course!). This week’s guest Kelly Casperson, MD, talks about all of it in a show that drives home the mind-vagina connection during menopause and midlife. Dr. Casperson is a urologist interested in science and the power of the mind to change our views of...

Duration:00:51:41

Wisdom From the Back of the Pack with Adina O’Neill (Episode 49)

9/22/2021
Races are about more than winning. Competing is about more than podium spots or fastest times. Races are about personal bests and striving to be your best, whether that’s first place or 571st place. In fact, the person who comes in last may have overcome more, learned more, and grown more from the event than the one who came in first. This week’s guest Adina O’Neill, a self-described “back of the pack” athlete knows all about that. Adina didn’t finish her first triathlon until age 40. She...

Duration:00:52:45

Behind the ‘Gram with Nicole Sin Quee (Episode 48)

9/15/2021
Following menopausal athletes on Instagram can be inspiring. But if we’re honest, it can also be deflating. You see the podium smiles and the highlights of their lives, which can leave you feeling alone in your own struggles. That’s why it’s so wonderful when one of these athletes like this week’s guest, multisport athlete Nicole Sin Quee pulls back the curtain and shares the real, more nuanced picture of their life. Nicole is a math teacher and mother who lives in Bronx, NY. She is also an...

Duration:01:01:30