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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

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

Menopause Watts with Karen Duff (Episode 83)

5/25/2022
Hot flashes. Sleepless nights. Mood swings. Divorce. The challenges of menopause and midlife came raining down on this week’s guest, Karen Duff, just a few years after she’d taken up mountain biking and was ascending the ranks quickly with her sights set on world-class competitions. She shares how she persevered through training, racing, and community and ended up getting 2nd place in the women’s division at Israel Epic mountain bike stage race the year she turned 50, and 2nd in her age...

Duration:00:59:52

Vaginas, Vulvas, and Pelvic Organ Prolapse with Kathleen Connell, MD (Episode 82)

5/18/2022
Your pelvis changes during menopause–inside and out. The vaginal and vulvar tissues become thinner; the pH and microbiome in your vagina can shift; and the scaffolding that supports your pelvic organs can weaken, increasing your risk for pelvic organ prolapse. There’s help for all of that, so you can continue running, riding, lifting, having sex, and enjoying an active life free from pain, infection, and injury. We talk about all that and more this week with urogynecologist Kathleen Connell,...

Duration:01:18:10

Next Level Menopause with Dr. Stacy Sims (Episode 81)

5/11/2022
Menopause is not the end of the line. It is not a “deficiency.” It’s a transition to the next phase of your life–a phase that can be positive, empowering, and powerful. But first, we need to understand what menopause really is; what is happening hormonally during this time, and how it is affecting literally every cell in our bodies. That’s where Dr. Stacy Sims and her upcoming book Next Level: Your Guide to Kicking Ass, Feeling Great, and Crushing Goals through Menopause and Beyond comes in....

Duration:00:43:26

Massage in Menopause - Finding a Safe Space with Rosemarie Rotenberger (Episode 80)

5/4/2022
Your muscles and connective tissues can get “stickier” and feel stiffer during the menopause transition, and you can find yourself with more aches and pains and niggles than you had before. Massage therapy can help with that. But the benefits don’t end with your muscles. Massage is also good for the menopausal mind. It activates your parasympathetic nervous system to lower cortisol and anxiety. It also can provide a safe space for you to release past trauma, reconnect your physical and...

Duration:01:14:45

How to Start Lifting Heavy Sh*t & More with Kerry Ann Madden (Episode 79)

4/27/2022
We know lifting heavy, doing plyometrics, and adding intensity to our routines help us stay strong and powerful as our bodies change during the menopause transition. But where do we start? What if we can’t jump? How do we lift heavy if we don’t have heavy weights? Longtime trainer and now one of the leaders of the Menopause for Athletes Alumni group, Kerry Ann Madden digs into the nuts and bolts of getting started, whether you’re self-coaching or working with clients. Kerry Ann is the...

Duration:01:01:27

Do You Need Hormone Therapy? with Carla DiGirolamo, M.D., Ph.D. (Episode 78)

4/20/2022
In the year and a half 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...

Duration:01:10:38

Rewilding Menopause with Kirsten Lewis (Episode 77)

4/13/2022
Kirsten Lewis, at the age of 57, just ran her fastest 5K time–post-menopause, less than two years after she was ready to hang up her racing shoes and walk away from it all while in the throes of the menopause transition. She credits feeling stronger, happier, more grounded, and winning her age group in recent sprint and Olympic distance triathlons to the process of “rewilding menopause”: going back to the roots of what it means to be a woman in menopause; going back to her own roots; and...

Duration:01:07:41

Keto, Fasting, Food Phobia & the Un-Dieting of Menopause with Jenn Salib Huber, RD, ND (Episode 76)

4/6/2022
If you’re a woman, someone somewhere has a diet to sell you. If you’re a menopausal woman, that diet is likely to paint carbs as the root of all your woes–and the elimination or restriction of them as your midlife salvation. This week we sat down with dietitian and “undiet” advocate Jenn Salib Huber, RD, ND, to dive into the ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting, food phobia, and how diets can have unintended negative health consequences and fuel our food obsession rather than set us free....

Duration:01:05:34

Why You Need Barbell Medicine with Cassi Niemann (Episode 75)

3/30/2022
Whether you’re training for a tri, into CrossFit, or just want to be strong for life, barbells are the most effective way to get full-body strong in very little time. Barbell lifting also builds bone and muscle, improves stability and mobility, and makes you feel like a complete badass. This week we talk all about why barbells are the best training medicine and how to get started with coach and competitive strength and rowing athlete, Cassi Niemann. Cassi is a Barbell Medicine Coach and the...

Duration:01:13:36

The Eyes Have It with Christine Begley, OD (Episode 74)

3/23/2022
Need glasses for the first time in your life? Contacts suddenly feel too tight? Are your eyes dry and itchy? Menopause and midlife can usher in a cascade of vision and eye health changes. Thankfully there are many ways you can sharpen your sight and keep your eyes healthy (and more comfortable!). We dig into all that and more with this week’s guest, Christine Begley, OD. Christine is an optometrist with Marion Eye Center in Carbondale, Illinois. She’s been treating eyes for more than 20...

Duration:00:58:37

The Joy of Rowing with Sarah Fuhrmann (Episode 73)

3/16/2022
Dim the lights. Pour a drink. Light some candles. And get ready to…row! Yep, row. Indoor rowing can be an exercise in meditation, says this week’s guest and rowing aficionado, Sarah Fuhrmann. It also uses 86 percent of your muscles and can be an ass-kicking workout when you want it to be. This week we dive into the benefits of rowing, especially for women in the menopausal transition who need to HIIT it and chill out equally hard. Sarah is CEO of UCanRow2, which provides rowing workouts,...

Duration:00:48:43

Save Your Teeth with Dr. Julie Gallagher (Episode 72)

3/9/2022
Even if you brush, floss, and get regular dental check-ups, if you’re like many athletes—especially those in the menopause transition—you may still struggle with tooth decay and oral health woes. That’s because both athletics and hormone decline can lead to conditions that set the stage for dental disease and mouth discomfort, both of which can put a damper on your performance (and your pocketbook). This week, we help save your smile with dental health expert and avid triathlete Dr. Julie...

Duration:01:06:56

All About Blood Sugar with Molly Downey, RDN (Episode 71)

3/2/2022
Anyone who’s ever hit the wall at mile 19 of a marathon or fizzled out on a Fran at CrossFit, knows how important glucose (aka sugar) is for energy–both mentally and physically. As women in the menopause transition, we also know that managing generally healthy blood sugar levels can be more challenging as we can become more carbohydrate sensitive and insulin resistant as our hormones decline. This week, we dive into how to eat your carbs and manage your blood sugar, too with Molly Downey,...

Duration:01:11:32

You Belong with Elizabeth Allen (Episode 70)

2/23/2022
We all want to belong. That desire can increase during the menopause transition, when having a community to share experiences with helps us feel less alone. But making those connections isn’t always easy, especially when culture doesn’t include you. This week’s guest, long time athlete Elizabeth Allen, who identifies as a Black, plus-sized GenXer (who is also now firmly in the menopause transition) knows all about that. Elizabeth was recently honored as a “Change Maker in Cycling” by Stamina...

Duration:01:05:15

You Are More than Your Body with Kaisa Keranen (Episode 69)

2/16/2022
For far too long, many of us have defined ourselves (or worse our self worth) by the size of our thighs and the circumference of our waistline, setting ourselves up for a lifelong battle with our bodies and an underlying discontent with who we are based upon a largely unattainable “ideal.” That can get worse during the menopause transition when our body shape starts to shift. This week’s guest, Kaisa Keranen, AKA KaisaFit, is on a mission to change that. As she says: “What I look like does...

Duration:00:56:27

March to Your Own Drummer with Jennifer Maxwell (Episode 68)

2/9/2022
Sometimes life sidelines us, knocking us off the path we thought we’d be on forever, or at least for the foreseeable future. Menopause can certainly trip us up. But so can many other random, sometimes terrible, events we never saw coming. And sometimes we end up contending with all of it. This week’s guest, Jennifer Maxwell, knows all about that and talks about how she has maintained her athleticism, passion, and profession while raising six kids after losing her husband unexpectedly....

Duration:01:00:39

Meet the Menoparkers with Gina Ransom (Episode 67)

2/2/2022
What do you do when menopause turns you into a nearly unrecognizable version of yourself? If you’re Gina Ransom, you pore through every resource you can find, advocate for yourself and others in the same situation, and form a community so you all can keep on kicking ass. Gina is a lifelong fitness professional who was blindsided by depression, anxiety, anger, as well as a host of physical symptoms despite “doing everything right.” Eventually she managed to find help, and maybe most...

Duration:00:58:00

No Limits with Leah Goldstein (Episode 66)

1/26/2022
It’s easy to look at the barriers we face and think, “I can’t.” Leah Goldstein is here this week to show you, you can. Leah won the Race Across America (RAAM) outright last year at age 52, beating the next closest man by 17 hours. But that barely scratches the surface of her myriad accomplishments and the indomitable spirit that we dive into on the show this week. Leah was the World Kickboxing Champion by age 17. Shortly thereafter, she enlisted in the Israeli Military and became one of the...

Duration:01:36:01

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