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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

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....

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

Less Pain, More Joy & Better Movement in Menopause with Petra Fisher (Episode 98)

9/21/2022
Most of us, even if we’re very active, are not moving our bodies the way nature designed them to move. We exercise plenty. We also sit plenty. We wear shoes that don’t help keep our feet strong or our posture properly aligned. That can set the stage for aches, pains, and injuries, especially during this time of life when our joints are more vulnerable. This week we talk with movement coach Petra Fisher about the small daily adjustments we can make and exercises we can do to enhance mobility,...

Duration:01:11:27

Crushing CrossFit During Menopause with Shawna Norton (Episode 97)

9/14/2022
Heavy lifting, HIIT training, and explosive exercises like plyometrics do a menopausal body good. So, CrossFit can be the perfect workout for women in this stage of life…provided they scale it to their needs. That’s because CrossFit also has elements that may not work with our physiology and can leave us feeling tired and beat down instead of strong and built up. That’s why this week’s guest, CrossFit coach Shawna Norton of Competitive Female Training created “Level M” CrossFit programming...

Duration:01:04:28

Harnessing the Masters Mindset with Ashling Smith (Episode 96)

9/7/2022
What would happen if you tossed out all your premenopausal notions about how you are “supposed to” eat and train for your best performance and tried some new tricks to work with your changing physiology? If you’re like this week’s guest, you might just win a gold medal. Ashling Smith is a runner from Ireland who recently won a gold medal at the World Masters Athletics Championships in the 4 x 400 relay. She also ran to a career-high 4th place in the 1,500-meter race at the same event. She...

Duration:00:47:02

The ABCs of MHT with Heather Hirsch, MD (Episode 95)

8/31/2022
How do you know if menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is for you? What should you expect if you start hormone therapy? How long does it take to work? What should you do if you don’t feel like it’s working? We dive into the ABCs of starting MHT this week with menopause doctor Heather Hirsch, MD. This is a good one for active menopausal women whether or not you are taking or plan to start MHT because we speak to all the things we should be doing, such as taking inventory of how we’re feeling and...

Duration:01:03:38

Saving Your Heart with Martha Gulati, MD (Episode 94)

8/24/2022
The only thing women tend to do better than men after having a heart attack is die. That’s a sobering mic drop. It’s also a fact and one that this week’s guest Dr. Martha Gulati is making her life’s work to change. We dive into the special heart disease risk factors women, especially menopausal women face, even if they’re active and fit, what you need to know about your cardiovascular health, and how to prioritize your heart health and cardiovascular care. Dr. Gulati is the President of the...

Duration:01:13:34

Innovations that are Making Menopause Better with Alyssa Dweck, MD (Episode 93)

8/17/2022
From femtech apps to menopause telehealth, tracking rings to cooling bracelets, and even cryotech surgical services designed to prolong ovarian function, menopause is having a moment in innovation and enterprise. This week we dig into it with Alyssa Dweck, MD, FACOG, who is an avid runner as well as a consultant, key opinion leader (KOL), and medical advisor in the women’s health device, pharmaceutical, product, and medico-legal industry. Dr. Dweck is a practicing gynecologist in New York...

Duration:00:48:11

The Challenges of Surgical and Early Menopause with Corinne Menn, MD (Episode 92)

8/10/2022
One in eight women will have their ovaries removed before the natural age of menopause. Five percent of women naturally go through early menopause between the ages of 40 and 45, and 1 percent experience premature menopause before age 40. That’s a lot of women. And a large percentage of these women are not getting the counseling they need to optimize their well-being and long-term health, says menopause management specialist Corinne Menn, MD. This week she’s here to help as we dive into the...

Duration:01:07:53

You Deserve to Get Good Sleep with Andrea Matsumura, MD (Episode 91)

8/3/2022
Women have traditionally been ignored in sleep medicine (shocking, we know). That means our sleep issues can be misunderstood and misdiagnosed, especially during menopause when sleep disruptions rise. This week we investigate how hormones and menopausal symptoms impact sleep, as well as dive into sleep issues like sleep apnea (which shows up differently in women), restless leg syndrome, hypervigilance, and more with Dr. Andrea Matsumura, a holistic sleep medicine physician and a partner at...

Duration:01:12:54

IX: Turning up the Volume with Joan Cronan

7/27/2022
Hit Play Not Pause is on a quick summer break during the weeks of July 18th and 25th, 2022. While we're out, we are excited to share two episodes from Feisty Media's excellent limited Title IX series. Not to pick favorites, but here at Feisty - this is definitely a favorite. With almost 50 years of experience as an athletic director and inductions into seven different halls of fame, Joan Cronan has A LOT to say about Title IX and gender equity in sport. Graduating college in 1966, Joan was...

Duration:00:58:39

IX: Changing the Game with Wendy Mink

7/20/2022
Hit Play Not Pause is on a quick summer break during the weeks of July 18th and 25th, 2022. While we're out, we are excited to share two episodes from Feisty Media's excellent limited Title IX series. This week, Haley Chura - co-host of Ironwomen - interviews the renowned Wendy Mink. Wendy is a professor of politics, women's and gender studies, as well as the daughter of the very first woman of color in congress - Patsy Mink. Patsy was the co-author of the Title IX legislation and paved the...

Duration:00:51:31

Muscle and Ligament Strength in Menopause with Kathryn Ackerman, MD, MPH (Episode 90)

7/13/2022
If you’re feeling more injury prone, you’re not alone. Many women who have led active, athletic lives without a lot of injuries and “itises” suddenly find themselves sidelined more often during the menopause transition. Fluctuating and declining hormone levels directly impact your musculoskeletal system, as do your lifelong movement patterns, exercise habits, recovery practices, and nutrition–all of which become increasingly important during this time of life. This week’s guest, sports...

Duration:00:49:16

Menopause Lessons from the Mountains with Jeannette McGill (Episode 89)

7/6/2022
Women often stop going to the high mountains when they reach menopause. The reasons why–hot flashes, unpredictable periods, anxiety, and fear, to name a few–will resonate with all of us, whether or not we ever step foot above sea level. This week’s guest, high altitude mountaineer Jeannette McGill is currently navigating the menopause transition herself and is determined to help women manage their menopausal symptoms and continue their journey of exploration in the outdoors and beyond....

Duration:00:57:50

The Obstacle is Her Way with Laura McElduff (Episode 88)

6/29/2022
The menopause transition can throw a lot of obstacles in your path. Training for and participating in obstacle course races can help you overcome them both physically and mentally, as you lift heavy loads, strengthen your grip, and hone your mental toughness and problem-solving skills. Plus, it’s super fun, says this week’s guest, obstacle course race enthusiast Laura McElduff, 52, who credits obstacle course racing with helping her get through perimenopause. Since completing her first...

Duration:00:58:47

Better Brain Health with Louisa Nicola (Episode 87)

6/22/2022
As active women, we train our strength and our endurance. But we don’t clean that barbell, we don’t cross that finish line, we literally don’t accomplish anything in life without first having the mental ability that comes from our brain. And as we age, our brains become vulnerable to decline. They physically change during the menopause transition, as our hormones fluctuate and taper off. But there is no point in time that we can’t take concrete action to build a stronger, better functioning...

Duration:01:15:19

Oh, Baby! with Liz Carlson (Episode 86)

6/15/2022
As women are living longer, pursuing higher education, and chasing athletic goals well into midlife, the decision if, when, or even how to have a baby has become increasingly complex, because the old formula of graduate, get married, have kids just doesn’t work the way it used to. So this week’s guest, Liz Carlson, created her own formula and after her decades-long pursuit of professional and athletic excellence, had her first baby at 43 and her second last year at age 52. Liz is a former...

Duration:01:23:52

Hot Flashes, Cold Plunges & Pushing the Limits in Perimenopause with George Gilbert (Episode 85)

6/8/2022
Breaking a sweat is generally a good thing–a sign of healthy exertion–unless you’re working out in temperatures more suited to penguins than people. In those conditions, it can quickly lead to hypothermia, frostbite…or worse. So how does a perimenopausal woman (hello, hot flashes) make a 1,130 kilometer trek across Antarctica while pulling a 175-pound sled? That’s exactly what this week’s guest George Gilbert, co-founder and team leader of the Antarctic Fire Angels, a team of 5 female...

Duration:01:24:48

Build a Better Body Image Toolbox with Maria Luque, PhD (Episode 84)

6/1/2022
The menopause transition can leave a minefield of body image issues in its wake. Some research shows that as few as 12 percent of us are satisfied with our bodies at this time of life. That’s a problem, as poor body image is also linked to mental health issues like depression. We can’t wave a magic wand and make them go away, but we can equip ourselves with tools to make them a whole lot better. This week we build that toolbox with menopause fitness expert Maria Luque, PhD. Maria is a...

Duration:01:10:09

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